Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-31

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Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
British Columbia is blocking needed First Nations power projects, says report The projects are critical to meeting government’s climate plans, researchers say, but roadblocks are preventing progress.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/08/30/BC-Blocking-Needed-First-Nations-Power-Projects/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQXp-o8wM$

# CoronaVirus
Vital! Fauci; Sorcerer’s Apprentices. Virus SARS Manmade in BioLab since 2000. Us-China Big Affair. The Whole History of Chimeric Conaviruses and of the recombinants from which he would be born SARS-Cov-2 of the current pandemic https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/30/vital-fauci-sorceres-apprentices-virus-sars-manmade-in-biolab-since-2000-us-china-big-affair-full-story/?mc_cid=50551564da&mc_eid=3f7488d454__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQcRqTGtA$

Florida Withholds School Leaders’ Pay Over Mask Mandates. The state is holding school board members’ salaries as ransom until they abandon their safety measures for students as COVID cases surge.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/florida-withholds-funds-two-school-districts-over-mask-mandates-2021-08-31/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQQg80m65$

Florida Withholds School Leaders’ Pay Over Mask Mandates. The state is holding school board members’ salaries as ransom until they abandon their safety measures for students as COVID cases surge.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/florida-withholds-funds-two-school-districts-over-mask-mandates-2021-08-31/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQQg80m65$

2 FDA Officials Quit Over Frustration at Biden Admin: Gruber and Krause have more than 42 years of experience at the FDA between them.
Reportedly, they’ve been frustrated with the White House’s expedited rollout of booster shots.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://endpts.com/breaking-in-a-major-blow-to-vaccine-efforts-senior-fda-leaders-stepping-down-report/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQa0X6_77$

Florida Imposes Penalties on School Districts With Mask Rules, Despite Court Ruling.  A judge ruled last week that the governor’s ban violates the same Parents’ Bill of Rights it was trying to impose.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/fl-imposes-penalties-on-school-districts-with-mask-rules-despite-court-ruling/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQUoSzH8Y$

What Is the C.1.2 COVID-19 Variant?—Here’s What We Know So Far: As the Delta strain continues to spread, researchers have identified another new strain: the C.1.2 COVID-19 variant.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/what-is-the-c-1-2-covid-19-variant-here-s-what-we-know-so-far/ar-AANXkrV?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQd8MZi1J$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Line 3 is cultural genocide at the hands of Enbridge, police and big banks https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/08/30/opinion/line-3-cultural-genocide-enbridge-police-big-banks__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQa6iJusA$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Obama Presidential Center will displace vital South Side Chicago trees, advocates say The Center will remove hundreds of trees that provide cooling in the summer, cleaner air, and a quiet respite for residents—but promises to re-plant the area and provide an economic boost.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/barack-obama-presidential-center-chicago-2654814450.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQXq8S8YI$

South Lake Tahoe wildfire: California side’s residents warned to leave.
Thousands of people rushed to leave South Lake Tahoe as the entire resort city came under evacuation orders and wildfire raced toward Lake Tahoe, a large freshwater lake straddling California and Nevada.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/08/30/1032385094/lake-tahoe-wildfire-evacuations-climate-change__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQbWPTTkO$

‘Out of Control’: Fire Leaps Highway to Reach Tahoe Basin. Tens of thousands evacuate, as residents fear the out-of-control blaze as it approaches the highly populated south shore of Lake Tahoe.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/fires/article253849183.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQRkz086E$

# Global Politics and other news
Taliban Optimistically Calls for Friendly Ties With America. The militia’s leaders declared victory during a stroll around Kabul’s international airport.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-31/taliban-calls-for-good-ties-with-u-s-after-20-year-war-ends?srnd=premium__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQcHLBBIE$

China and the Taliban buddy up.  As strange as it might appear for the normally anti-religion Chinese government to cozy up to Islamist extremists such as the Taliban, China has substantial geopolitical and economic interests in Afghanistan.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/china-and-the-taliban-buddy-up__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQf5sYX-R$

Taliban commit ‘house-to-house executions’ in Kabul after US exit as chilling audio demonstrates Afghans’ fear. Horrifying audio of distant gunshots appears to confirm reports of “house-to-house executions” as the Taliban asserts control of Kabul and Afghanistan after the U.S.
military’s departure on Monday evening.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taliban-commit-house-to-house-executions-in-kabul-after-us-exit-as-chilling-audio-demonstrates-afghans-fear/ar-AANWglU?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQRjSWzaB$

# Gov / Politics
Building Back America: The American Prospect breaks down Biden’s American Jobs Plan, American Families Plan, and a variety of tax measures, analyzing each component with insights on prospective policies and if these elements go far enough.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/infrastructure/building-back-america__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQYnXB1NV$

Afghanistan War Is Over but Our Big Lies About It Live On. After a collapse that took everyone off guard, “experts” retreated further into comforting fantasies about the mission and its significance rather than finally facing reality.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/americas-war-in-afghanistan-is-over-but-our-big-lies-about-it-live-on__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQQ4qO5yF$

Chuck Schumer, China, and Build Back Better: How does the Senate majority leader’s own $200 billion China bill fit into the equation?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/infrastructure/building-back-america/infrastructure-summer-chuck-schumer-china-and-build-back-better/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQesAQOtj$

The last U.S. military C-17 cargo plane lifted off from the Kabul airport, taking with it the acting U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the U.S. general that was in charge of securing the airport. And with that, the United States’ 20 year war in Afghanistan was over.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/570053-last-us-military-plane-out-of-afghanistan-ends-americas-longest-war?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41885__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQRv_iobO$

Though the military evacuation is over, some Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan remain in the country, McKenzie acknowledged. McKenzie said that no Americans were evacuated on the final five flights out of Kabul’s international airport https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/570066-fewer-200-americans-remain-in-afghanistan-after-us-withdrawal__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQfdtsXxR$

The hard-fought Texas voting bill is poised to become law. Here’s what it does.
Senate Bill 1 would set new rules for voting by mail, boost protections for partisan poll watchers and roll back local voting initiatives meant to make it easier to vote, namely those championed by Harris County that were disproportionately used by voters of color.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/30/texas-voting-restrictions-bill/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQZAr-oXd$

On Wednesday, 666 new Texas laws will go into effect. Debated, passed and signed during the 87th Texas Legislature, these laws include changes to public safety, health care and K-12 education. Here’s a list of 10 new laws you should know about.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/31/new-texas-laws-september-2021/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQbNe5ZCG$

Congressman Seeking to Relaunch Afghan War Made Millions in Defense Contracting https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/08/20/mike-waltz-afghanistan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQVZfJrli$

House GOP Quietly Submit for Additional $25 Billion in Military Spending. “Now is the time to shift our investments away from endless wars,” says Rep. Barbara Lee.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/house-gop-quietly-submit-for-additional-25-billion-in-military-spending/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQYS9pUJA$

Gavin Newsom is ‘incredibly proud’ of Biden leaving Californians to be captured and killed in Afghanistan. Californians murdered by terrorists.
Californians waiting to be murdered by terrorists. And Gavin Newsom is proud.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/gavin-newsom-is-incredibly-proud-of-biden-leaving-californians-to-be-captured-and-killed-in-afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQXQMUBbL$

Biden lied and abandoned hundreds of Americans to the mercy of terrorists. Approximately 250 Americans, maybe even more, were abandoned in Afghanistan this week after Biden pulled the rest of our military presence from the region for good.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/biden-lied-and-abandoned-hundreds-of-americans-to-the-mercy-of-terrorists__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQWun6UAM$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The anti-vax lawyer representing January 6 rioters has suddenly gone
missing: The filling pointed to reports, as well as an explanation from Pierce’s colleague Ryan Marshall, indicating that Pierce, an outspoken anti-vaxxer, is seriously ill from COVID-19 and possibly unresponsive on a ventilator.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/john-pierce-missing-lawyer/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQRl4pnkF$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Drug Enforcement Administration’s refusal to reschedule marijuana—but one judge said in a concurring opinion that cannabis may soon be reclassified anyway.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/court-dismisses-dea-marijuana-rescheduling-case-but-judge-says-cannabis-reclassification-may-be-coming-anyway/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQYfaYh2Q$

New NYPD data shows that marijuana arrests have declined much more significantly in New York City than in other places that have previously legalized cannabis—likely thanks in large part to a unique provision of the law that allows public smoking.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/allowing-public-marijuana-smoking-leads-to-bigger-nyc-arrest-decline-than-in-other-legalized-places/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQfqrfiCD$

Mississippi’s agriculture commissioner said he wants no part in regulating a federally illegal drug as lawmakers near a deal on medical cannabis legislation to replace the voter-approved measure that the Supreme Court overturned.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/mississippi-agriculture-commissioner-wants-no-part-in-medical-marijuana-regulation-due-to-federal-law/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQRoFidiA$

# Social
Feds Deliberately Targeted BLM Protesters To Disrupt The Movement, A Report Says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/08/20/1029625793/black-lives-matter-protesters-targeted__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQYEnZPF-$

Portland’s Bizarre Experiment With Not Policing Proud Boys Rampage Ends in Gunfire https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/08/23/portland-police-proud-boys-protest/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQTCcqwx6$

750,000 Households May Face Eviction If Congress Doesn’t Act, Says Goldman Sachs Meanwhile, states have disbursed just 11 percent of the $46.5 billion in rental assistance from the federal government.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/750000-households-facing-eviction-if-congress-doesnt-act-says-goldman-sachs/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ncZokzFoWe2f8X-riJPHPSnn9ztpl7i0bz8lBbH7v9KtGnTF3o51wXYbnSDzQcT2vptk$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-29

institutively Voices, The Peoples News

http://circleplastics.co.uk/about/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwPu5t4qs3AIVAQAAAB0BAAAAEAAYACAAEgJVzfD_BwE August 29, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls
They’re spawning! Researchers celebrate the return of native lake trout to Lake Erie A conservation milestone has been reached: Lake trout are reproducing in Lake Erie, where the native fish were considered extinct.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.post-gazette.com/life/outdoors/2021/08/27/lake-trout-erie-New-York-Pennsylvania-breeding-reproduction/stories/202108270115__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt-Jhteph$

A limited number of packages of a raw dog food product called Beef HVM, made by Top Quality Dog Food, are being recalled. Potential bacterial contamination.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.petful.com/recalled/beef-hvm/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt8v2p1wR$

# CoronaVirus
Doctors Refuse to Provide Care for Unvaccinated COVID Patients https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.insider.com/alabama-doctor-refuses-treat-unvaccinated-patients-covid-2021-8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtxXoScvE$

Moderna vaccinations halted in Japan’s Okinawa after ‘black substances’
found in vial, days after other batch of jab was suspended. Okinawa prefecture has halted Moderna vaccinations after unknown materials were found in a vial of the drug. The move comes after Japan pulled 1.6 million Moderna doses from a different batch over contamination concerns.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rt.com/news/533369-okinawa-moderna-vaccination-suspended-contaminants-japan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt_KLK4hx$

COVID-19 live updates: Vaccines not as effective at preventing
hospitalizations: The COVID-19 vaccines’ ability to keep people out of the hospital appears to be dropping slightly, particularly for those 75 and older https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mycentraloregon.com/2021/08/30/covid-19-live-updates-vaccines-not-as-effective-at-preventing-hospitalizations-as-initially-thought-cdc-says/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt2s15ujJ$

‘Leave or Be Removed’: Anti-Maskers Menace School Boards. Aspiring politician Steve Lynch issued an ultimatum to school board members who vote to require masks.
“I’m going in with 20 strong men,” one Pennsylvania wannabe politician vowed.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/anti-masker-steve-lynch-threatens-school-board__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt5lOcfo-$

Will Unvaccinated People Face Barriers to Medical Care?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.healthline.com/health-news/will-unvaccinated-people-face-barriers-to-medical-care__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtz-0XeV1$

# Economy / Trade
Customs detains Chinese solar panels over forced labor: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has started detaining imported solar panels made with Chinese materials over concerns about forced-labor https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/u-begins-blocking-chinese-solar-222311988.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtyofg8fG$

Biden’s gambling on another death tax to fund his budget goals. In particular, the president would eliminate the step-up in basis from the transfer of appreciated property — effectively imposing a second “death tax” and increased bureaucracy on families, small businesses and farms.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/569963-bidens-gambling-on-another-death-tax-to-fund-his-budget-goals__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt469WTuE$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Don’t Expect Real Climate Solutions From COP26. It Functions for Corporations.
G20 countries pretend they are committed to climate action, but they pledged nearly $300 billion to fossil fuel.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/dont-expect-real-climate-solutions-from-cop26-it-functions-for-corporations/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtzQFiMCv$

Over 800 Water Protectors Have Been Arrested Since Line 3 Pipeline Was Approved Some Water Protectors see direct action as one of the few tactics that produces quick results.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/over-800-water-protectors-have-been-arrested-since-line-3-pipeline-was-approved/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt1Lm0R-R$

Judge’s order forces Interior Department to revive drilling lease sales on federal lands and waters. The oil and gas industry claims the Biden administration is dragging its feet on resuming new leases https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/29082021/interior-drilling-federal-lands-water/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtzBGw8t8$

Top Texas regulator: Reform the grid so ‘people don’t die’: Texas’ top electricity regulator is focused on preventing another disaster as he oversees an electricity market overhaul https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/top-texas-regulator-reform-the-grid-so-people-dont-die/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt3q5HPcB$

Is deep-sea mining a cure for the climate crisis or a curse? Sea-floor nodules could fight global heating, but mining them may damage ocean ecology.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/29/is-deep-sea-mining-a-cure-for-the-climate-crisis-or-a-curse__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt70NSjCQ$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Notorious North Korea Nuke Reactor Back Up and Running: The International Atomic Energy Agency calls the apparent resumption of activity at the facility, dormant since 2018, “deeply troubling.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/north-koreas-notorious-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor-reportedly-back-up-and-running__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt2-X1WV9$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
California wildfires are climbing higher up mountains, putting more forest at risk of flames. Wildfires are not only getting bigger, they’re moving higher, reaching once unthinkable heights.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.carabiner.news/california-wildfires-are-climbing-larger-up-mountains-placing-extra-forest-susceptible-to-flames/?doing_wp_cron=1630343614.3417110443115234375000__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt1TAUfGH$

EPA: Bee-killing pesticide harms most endangered species. Most endangered species are likely to be harmed by three pesticides already known to impair bees, the EPA says.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/epa-bee-killing-pesticide-harms-most-endangered-species/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt0umQlzm$

Officials have ordered more evacuations near Lake Tahoe, as the Caldor Fire continued to ravage forests southwest of the popular summer tourism destination, the AP reported.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-lake-tahoe-57d7b821afacfac5ffd586bb897150d8?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41861__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt8uElxYk$

# Global Politics and other news
As the United States looks to finish its withdrawal from Afghanistan within days, an ISIS affiliate in the country is poised to seize on the instability and become the most pressing security threat in the region.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/569799-five-things-to-know-about-isis-k__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtxXO8Ods$

ISIS-K, US security and the future of Afghanistan. Can’t tell the terrorist players without a scorecard? You’re not alone. During the past two decades, we have been exposed to a plethora of foreign and domestic extremist organizations. Now a new threat has arisen.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/569847-isis-k-us-security-and-the-future-of-afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtwXzW6fY$

One man who knows more than most about the absurdities of the war is Joe Glenton. In this frank discussion, Glenton opens up about the cult of imperialism within the British Army, his experiences with the opium trade, and the completely foreseeable collapse of the Afghan government.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lyF0KRa6sg__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt0UcvAet$

Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services. Death Squads in Afghanistan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/30/cia-stories-death-squads-in-afghanistan-video/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt5kS8YUx$

Demonstrations as US ‘Arrests’ 300 Syrian’s for Fighting ISIS. Syrians from the Shaitat clan have staged a protest in the eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province to condemn the US arrest of 300 tribesmen for fighting Daesh terrorists. Press TV: The participants in Saturday’s demonstration called for the release of the tribesmen, who are held in prisons run by the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/29/demonstrations-as-us-arrests-300-syrians-for-fighting-isis/?mc_cid=9346d95efa&mc_eid=3f7488d454__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt9vdpGXH$

Via Reuters’s Idrees Ali, “As many as five rockets were fired at Kabul’s international airport but were intercepted by a missile defense system, a U.S. official told Reuters, as the United States’ nears the complete withdrawal of its troops from the city.” https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://reut.rs/3t0twJi__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt22AUy53$

98 countries, including the United States, pledge to accept Afghan refugees. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nyti.ms/3gKZp3s__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt480jMkB$

What exactly is ISIS-K and what is it’s history? After ISIS’s Afghanistan variant became a household name overnight following a suicide bombing at Kabul’s airport that killed more than 170 people and wounded more than 200, the group’s history demands renewed scrutiny.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/did-the-us-support-the-growth-of-isis-k-in-afghanistan/278339/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt_99TkPl$

China vows to ‘crush’ any US troops on Taiwan ‘by force’ and conducts live fire naval exercises in South China Sea after Biden abandoned Afghanistan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9905015/China-vows-crush-troops-Taiwan-force-Biden-abandoned-Afghanistan.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt1ZXVDQG$

Taliban Embraces ‘Great Neighboring Country’ China, Vows to Work Closely Together. “We are ready to exchange views with China on how to forge ahead in terms of boosting our mutual relations, establishing peace in the region, and its assistance in the reconstruction of Afghanistan,”
Suhail continued.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taliban-embraces-great-neighboring-country-china-vows-to-work-closely-together/ar-AANUkDH?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt4o6gA0o$

# Gov / Politics
Since enough Democrats returned to the Texas State Capitol building, lawmakers in the lower chamber have moved quickly to advance legislation — including:
* A bill that could give retired teachers, counselors and other school staff a one-time payment of up to $2,400 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/569893-blinken-says-us-has-significant-leverage-to-have-taliban-make-good__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt6Cxo-za$

* Expanding and funding virtual learning for public school students https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/27/texas-house-virtual-learning/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt7enTc6V$

* A bill that rewrites the state’s bail system and sets new limits on letting people accused of violent crimes out of jail https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/27/texas-bail-legislature/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt2OhQ6aV$

* Nearly $2 billion in additional funding for border security operations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/569893-blinken-says-us-has-significant-leverage-to-have-taliban-make-good__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt6Cxo-za$

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Republicans hit Biden over Afghanistan, with eye on midterms https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/house/569812-republicans-hit-biden-over-afghanistan-with-eye-on-midterms__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt5g_eDsl$

MAGA Election Clerk Accused of Losing Ballots in Local Races. Before she was the subject of an FBI investigation, Stop the Steal diehard Tina Peters oversaw elections where ballots went uncounted or got lost in unsecured drop boxes.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/mesa-countys-maga-loving-election-clerk-tina-peters-accused-of-not-counting-ballots-in-local-race__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt3JcG_Ww$

Sec. of State Blinken Denies U.S. Gave Taliban ‘Kill List’: “The idea that we shared lists of Americans or others with the Taliban is simply wrong,” Blinken said on Sunday, disputing a bombshell Politico report.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/sec-of-state-blinken-denies-us-gave-taliban-kill-list-says-its-simply-not-the-case__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt02_ZZ1R$

McConnell calls Afghanistan withdrawal ‘one of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/569896-mcconnell-afghanistan-one-of-the-worst-foreign-policy-decisions-in__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt8zdAlpc$

Watch the whole video, certainly up to 6 minutes where the CIA admits it had been planning to hire the Taliban https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih2Um3TG5U0__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt8XYToJh$

The price for the withdrawal of US forces has now become clear – the Taliban clearly demanded US data on those Afghan nations who cooperated with NATO forces. The Administration aren’t denying that they’ve been talking to the Taliban.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newstatesman.com/world/2021/08/leader-biden-s-great-betrayal__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt6BtgfoR$

America cares more about pronouns than the fate of Afghan women: “I’ve been clear,” President Joe Biden told the American people, “that human rights must be the centre of our foreign policy, not the periphery. But the way to do it is not through endless military deployments. It’s with our diplomacy, our economic tools, and rallying the world to join us.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://unherd.com/2021/08/bidens-most-heartless-betrayal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtwAsAJTH$

Blinken said on Sunday that the U.S. has “significant leverage” to see that the Taliban make good on commitments.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/569893-blinken-says-us-has-significant-leverage-to-have-taliban-make-good__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt6Cxo-za$

‘Blood for Blood’: On Jenin and Israel’s Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/08/25/blood-blood-jenin-and-israels-fear-armed-palestinian-rebellion__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtyLmdKOk$

Biden Promises More Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Following Kabul Bombing. “This is not what ending a war looks like,” said antiwar organization CODEPINK.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/biden-promises-more-drone-strikes-in-afghanistan-following-kabul-bombing/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt93lacdO$

President Biden flew to an Air Force base here to receive the fallen service members, whose remains were returned to the United States on Sunday morning. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wapo.st/3sYXdKr__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtwyf2E7Z$

“The viral tweets accusing the Biden administration of being absent at Dover were posted hours before the remains actually arrived at the base.” https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://cnn.it/3jtoaDa__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtxfgyv2m$
Photo of Biden honoring the fallen troops: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://bit.ly/2WCFr3O__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt6_w5kqm$

Afghan crisis must end America’s empire of war, corruption and poverty.
The United States can either stumble on in its fruitless attempt to control the world through militarism and coercion, or it can use this opportunity to rethink its place in the world.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/08/30/afghan-crisis-must-end-americas-empire-war-corruption-and-poverty__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtyQcTDSw$

America’s ‘Forever War’ Finally Ends—in ‘Heartbreak’: After nearly 20 years, America’s war in Afghanistan came to an end as the last U.S.
flight departed Kabul.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/americas-longest-war-ends-in-chaos-as-last-flight-leaves-kabul__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt5nl8t60$

Giuliani’s PR Guru Resigns as Legal Walls Close In. Rudy Giuliani’s high-profile, 22-year-old communications director has resigned amid Giuliani’s mounting legal troubles.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/rudy-giulianis-communications-director-christianne-allen-resigns-as-legal-walls-close-in__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt6mJq5Z9$

As Biden Threatens More War, Don’t Forget the Afghanistan Invasion Was Illegal. The U.S.-led Afghan War led to the commission of war crimes by U.S. forces.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/as-biden-threatens-more-war-dont-forget-the-afghanistan-invasion-was-illegal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt7K7dQIM$

Don’t Listen to Panetta and Bolton. The U.S. Must Stay Out of Afghanistan. The warmakers passing as the “foreign policy establishment”
will try to push us back into open conflict https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/dont-listen-to-panetta-and-bolton-the-us-must-stay-out-of-afghanistan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt-8W3FOf$

# Law Enforcement
The Austin police officer who fatally shot and killed 42-year-old Mike Ramos was indicted on a second murder charge.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kut.org/crime-justice/2021-08-27/austin-police-officer-who-shot-mike-ramos-indicted-on-a-second-murder-charge__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtxxy3Jf3$

LAPD releases video of officer tasing NBA player. The LAPD released footage from two police body cameras showing what occurred during the arrest.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/569825-lapd-releases-footage-of-officers-using-taser-on-nbas-jaxson-hayes__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt1xcn2VU$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
The Court Knew She Didn’t Commit the Murder. They Sentenced Her for It Anyway.
After nearly 15 years behind bars, Erika Ray is getting another day in court.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/the-court-knew-she-didnt-commit-the-murder-they-sentenced-her-for-it-anyway/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt-iQnhvo$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
I Wanted to Join the Legal Cannabis Industry. Now I’m Sitting in Prison.
Federal drug laws are designed to ensure that the spoils of the emerging legal cannabis industry go to the affluent.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/i-wanted-to-join-the-legal-cannabis-industry-now-im-sitting-in-prison/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt1UItjYW$

# Medical / Health
A Texas law that would ban abortions after as early as six weeks is poised to take effect Wednesday, after a federal appellate court’s rulings stymied efforts to block the law.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/29/texas-abortion-law-5th-circuit-court/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtwDv3aUn$

Anti-Choicers Fail to See That Overturning Roe Will Impact Their Own Rights If we continue to qualify our belief in personal autonomy, it paves the way for the removal of other basic freedoms.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/anti-choicers-fail-to-see-that-overturning-roe-will-impact-their-own-rights/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtwOkf3VX$

Doc Tried to Hire Hells Angel to Off Trial Witness, Feds Say. Anatoly Braylovsky was already in hot water over accusations of improperly prescribing opioids. Then things took an even darker turn.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/doctor-accused-trying-hire-hells-165459407.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt4-ipFhS$

# Military / DOD
The remaining U.S. forces in Afghanistan are set to leave the country on Tuesday, marking an end to a nearly 20 year military engagement.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/569806-biden-enters-perilous-final-hours-of-afghanistan-mission?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41846__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNt9a3QEAO$

# Technology
Why Facebook Won’t Stop Pushing Propaganda: Vaccine disinformation. The Big Lie. The hate poisoning your community. It all goes back to Mark Zuckerberg’s business model.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/08/why-facebook-wont-stop-pushing-propaganda/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hkCB3x48UbgK0dxD9SIb430bbZCmFdQ9BVC8I6SsBdBiaZKy-IIkAPpvGGmNtxrn4hSD$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-28

Voices, The Peoples News

August 28, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
LISTEN: Deniss Martinez, a PhD candidate at UC Davis in the Graduate Group in Ecology and an alum of the Agents of Change program, talks about working with the Karuk Tribe, learning about the value and depth of forests from knowledge keepers, and how fire is crucial to many Western landscapes but has been mismanaged for decades.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/wildfire-indigenous-2654682395/podcast__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-9aYR1Hd$

Exploring the Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Climate Change
Initiatives: Indigenous populations are projected to face disproportionate impacts as a result of climate change in comparison to nonindigenous populations. For this reason, many American Indian and Alaska Native tribes are identifying and implementing culturally appropriate strategies to assess climate impacts and adapt to projected changes.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr879.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-xVm7X23$

Traditional Knowledge: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change.
Collaborative research and mutual problem solving between these two fundamentally different ways of knowing are crucial if we are to fully address the environmental issues we all face.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/tcc/Tribes/tdk_indig__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-y4yxxfL$

# Indigenous / Global
# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Top Quality (brand) is recalling a single batch of dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria bacteria.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/top-quality/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt>_t1T7M$

‘Murder hornet’ nest leads to discovery of 180 adults, 1,500 larvae.
This is the first discovery of an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) nest in Washington state this year, and the WSDA asked locals to continue to report suspected giant hornets and their nests to the agency.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.livescience.com/murder-hornet-nest-destroyed-2021.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-zhrKh0z$

# Archaeology
The bones of a teenage hunter-gatherer who died 7,200 years ago on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi tell the story of a previously unknown group of humans. The young woman also shares ancestry with a separate and distinct group from Asia. No descendants of this lineage remain https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wral.com/dna-of-ancient-teen-girl-holds-unknown-human-secrets/19847351/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-wrbL1lj$

# Border / Immigration
Hundreds of migrants depart southern Mexico in caravan to protest slow asylum process. Both Mexico and the United States have witnessed high levels of migration this year, particularly from Central America, where violence, poverty, and a hunger crisis have driven hundreds of thousands to flee.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.trust.org/item/20210828171710-1wo33__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-8IPhnXo$

Wisconsin towns await influx of Afghans — and wonder what it will mean https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wisconsin-towns-await-influx-of-afghans-and-wonder-what-it-will-mean/ar-AANQyqg?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-9lRniBP$

# CoronaVirus
I’m going out on a limb here to say we’re getting to the point of no return with this medical dictatorship, and we’d better start thinking about a full-blown rebellion before it’s too late. I predicted this day would come years ago – during Bush’s avian flu heyday – and was called a “conspiracy theorist.” Look where we are now. —Lori Price, https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.legitgov.org__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-6-QbTin$ ]

Cook County judge strips mother of parental rights over vaccination status. A Chicago mother says a Cook County judge has taken away her parental rights after learning that she is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/cook-county-judge-strips-mother-of-parental-rights-over-vaccination-status__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-zoupDBk$

NYC Unions Protest COVID “Vaccine” Mandate (Updated): Union workers protested outside City Hall on Wednesday against vaccination mandates requiring them to get a COVID-19 shot or risk losing their jobs.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://abc7ny.com/vaccine-mandate-protest-unions-protesting/10975028/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–fALii3$

Japan Suspects Contaminant In Moderna Vaccines Is Metallic, “Reacts To
Magnets”: The Japanese Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that around 1.6 million doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine have been taken out of use due to contamination https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/japan-withdraws-16-million-moderna-doses-over-contaminant-reacts-magnets__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-2TFoDIj$

# Education / Schools
This was a buzzing college campus, then the Taliban came. Women make up most of the student body at the main university in Herat city. But the overwhelming feeling since the Taliban took over, one resident told The Daily Beast, is “horror.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-was-a-buzzing-college-campusthen-the-taliban-came__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–wCRtYM$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Fossil fuels and climate change: Fossil fuel companies spend millions on glossy ad campaigns about clean energy, while they continue to increase production of oil and gas, which release emissions that have a devastating impact on our planet.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.clientearth.org/latest/latest-updates/stories/fossil-fuels-and-climate-change-the-facts/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt>bvAWZm$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things. Burning wood emits large amounts of carbon for each unit of energy it produces, and forests take decades to regrow and absorb that carbon—decades we don’t have.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/to-counter-climate-change-we-need-to-stop-burning-things__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-xY7Zfbo$

Is burning plastic waste a good idea? Many within the trash industry think so. But incineration and other “waste-to-energy” projects may pose dangers to the environment.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/should-we-burn-plastic-waste__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-8ZzG4cx$

More Plastic Is On the Way: What It Means for Climate Change. Just as the world is starting to address its enormous plastic pollution problem, these companies are doubling down on plastic, with huge potential consequences for climate and the environment.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2020/02/20/plastic-production-climate-change/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-3g0O6sW$

Glacier melt is now so rapid, it’s causing the Earth’s crust to move.
Glacier melt is causing Earth’s crust to warp slightly, say scientists.
As ice sheets and glaciers melt across the globe, the Earth’s crust is liberated from the overlying weight and lifts up, say scientists https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/glacier-melting-earth-crust-climate-change-b1908375.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-0Vd2Bkt$

Over 800 Water Protectors Have Been Arrested Since Line 3 Pipeline Was Approved Some Water Protectors see direct action as one of the few tactics that produces quick results.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/over-800-water-protectors-have-been-arrested-since-line-3-pipeline-was-approved/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt>WO4Fl6$

# Global Politics and other news
Taliban kill squad hunting down Afghans using US biometric data. The Taliban has mobilized a special unit, called Al Isha, to hunt down Afghans who helped US and allied forces, and it’s using US equipment and data to do it.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/08/27/taliban-kill-squad-hunting-afghans-with-americas-biometric-data/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-70R-f85$

Pentagon: ‘Thousands’ of ISIS-K Combatants Released by Taliban. Bagram Airbase fell to the Taliban on August 15, just a little over a month after U.S. forces abandoned the base in the dead of night without notifying the Afghan commander on site and even cutting the electricity to the base to aid their exodus.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pentagon-thousands-of-isis-k-combatants-released-by-taliban/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-x5ovS7g$

Hundreds of Ford Ranger Trucks Left Under Taliban Control as U.S.
Military Leaves Afghanistan | MotorBiscuit https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://todayuknews.com/automobile/hundreds-of-ford-ranger-trucks-left-under-taliban-control-as-u-s-military-leaves-afghanistan-motorbiscuit/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-0zQiKrp$

Dr. Ramzy Baroud: What is currently taking place in Jenin is indicative of something much larger. Israel knows this, thus the exaggerated violence against the camp.
‘Blood for Blood’: On Jenin and Israel’s Fear of an Armed Palestinian Rebellion https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/blood-for-blood-on-jenin-israel-fear-armed-palestinian-rebellion/278319/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-1QOjc7Y$

Afghanistan: The Great Deception. In large part, U.S. “aid” to Afghanistan didn’t actually go to the Afghan people.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/afghanistan-the-great-deception/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–P9NXgz$

Afghans Beg to Be Evacuated as House Dems Call on Biden to Raise Refugee Cap Afghans in Kabul are pleading for help to flee the country after dozens were killed in attacks.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/afghans-beg-to-be-evacuated-as-house-dems-call-on-biden-to-raise-refugee-cap/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-wxLaJD6$

# Gov / Politics
U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/26/us-officials-provided-taliban-with-names-of-americans-afghan-allies-to-evacuate-506957__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-2EegSCz$

House Republicans introducing articles of impeachment for Secretary of State Blinken. Secretary of State Antony Blinken ‘has failed to faithfully uphold his oath.’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/blinken-impeachment-republicans-afghanistan-b1910169.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–AzEDsI$

Hundreds of Afghans Being Resettled in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona for permanent resettlement https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://newsnetdaily.com/hundreds-of-afghans-resettled-in-texas-florida-pennsylvania/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-9ZfL4VT$

Connecticut resettlement agencies preparing to help as many as 1,000 refugees from Afghanistan over next year https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-news-connecticut-bridgeport-100-afghans-20210826-jjkaxytasvawzhp4grg6xz4zjm-story.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-0h4-erl$

In its last days in Kabul, US turns to Taliban as a partner: Twenty years ago, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to get rid of the Taliban.
Today, American forces, battered by one of the bloodiest attacks of the war, are relying for their own security on that same group, whose members they were trying to kill just weeks earlier.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-its-last-days-in-kabul-u-s-turns-to-taliban-as-a-partner-11630105650__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-wk8wujQ$

Is America Becoming a Third World Country?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thenation.com/article/society/american-empire-decline/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-1LFzfQJ$

Donald Trump’s niece says he will run for president in 2024, but there will be no Trump political dynasty because his children lack charisma https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thewall.fyi/donald-trumps-niece-says-he-will-run-for-president-in-2024-but-there-will-be-no-trump-political-dynasty-because-his-children-lack-charisma/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-ycx_eBh$

Lawmakers Urge Biden to Back ‘Safe Zone’ for Americans Left Behind in Afghanistan. The lawmaker’s statement comes after an attack on the Kabul airport on Thursday that killed 13 US troops and more than 100 Afghans during the ongoing evacuation operation.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://community99.com/lawmakers-urge-biden-to-back-safe-zone-for-americans-left-behind-in-afghanistan/?fr=operanews__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-2fzx6DO$

It’s not just Afghanistan — Americans are losing faith in Biden on many issues https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/28/politics/biden-afghanistan-polling-analysis/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-2DV64s8$

Pentagon holds talks with chinese military under Biden: Both sides agreed on the importance of maintaining open channels of communication between the two militaries https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/china/569820-pentagon-official-holds-first-talks-with-chinese-military-under__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-5eddRph$

# Medical / Health
Prospects for Medicare expansion are further complicated by a price tag that could exceed $350 billion over a decade and surpass the cost of other health priorities under discussion.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/27/health-lobbies-democrats-medicare-506977__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-0WUL0OT$

# Military / DOD
‘I demand accountability’: Marine battalion commander calls out senior leaders for Afghanistan failures. Lt. Col. Stu Scheller filmed a viral video saying that he’s risking his career of nearly two decades to call out senior military and civilian leaders for failures in Afghanistan.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/08/27/i-demand-accountability-marine-battalion-commander-calls-out-senior-leaders-afghanistan-failures.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-6WJ07bV$

Marine officer says he was relieved after video calling out senior military leaders for failures in Afghanistan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/video-marine-officer-calls-out-leaders-over-failures-in-afghanistan-2021-8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-7wwzwkt$

No ‘unusual activity’ from Pyongyang on conclusion of US, South Korea military drills The US and South Korea recently wrapped up a computer-simulated military exercise.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2021-08-27/north-korea-joint-training-exercise-us-military-2684114.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-y20KeiG$

Overnight Defense & National Security: US braces for potentially more attacks in Kabul https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/overnights/569815-defense-national-security__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt>pIqMzy$

U.S. Hits ISIS With Drone Strike After Kabul Airport Bombing. After ISIS took credit for the Thursday attack, Joe Biden vowed, “We will hunt you down.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-hits-isis-with-airstrike-in-retaliation-for-kabul-airport-attack__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–OoyFbP$

US destroys CIA outpost outside Kabul airport to keep sensitive information away from Taliban: report https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-destroys-cia-outpost-outside-kabul-airport-to-keep-sensitive-information-away-from-taliban-report/ar-AANQowp?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-5AC_LN3$

Pentagon appears to break with State Dept on Haqqani network, says there is ‘co-mingling’ with the Taliban. The head of the network, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is the deputy chief of the Taliban and his uncle Khalil Haqqani was appointed head of security in Kabul after militants took over the city last week.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://newsnetdaily.com/pentagon-appears-to-break-with-state-department-over-haqqani-network-says-there-is-a-mix-with-the-taliban/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-2I2-8sP$

Anniston Army Depot letting go of 300 term, contract workers. The Anniston Army Depot announced Thursday that it expects to release 196 term and 108 contractor personnel, beginning in about 60 days.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wvtm13.com/article/anniston-army-depot-letting-go-300-term-contract-workers/37422596*__;Iw!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-5DQ8tDi$

# Military / Global
China condemns US warship transit of Taiwan Strait. US Navy says its guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a routine transit through the sensitive waterway https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/23/china-slams-us-as-warship-transits-taiwan-strait-again__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-5U6IN_s$

Russian anti-aircraft missile troops arrive to Belarus to set up training center. The move is likely to add to tensions between Belarus and its neighbors, Poland and Lithuania, countries it accuses of meddling in its affairs by hosting exiled opposition leaders and refusing to recognize Alexander Lukashenko’s victory in last year’s election.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/russian-anti-aircraft-missile-troops-arrive-to-belarus-to-set-up-training-center__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–4

Kabul explosion signals opening of Jihadi civil war in afghanistan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/kabul-explosion-signals-opening-of-jihadi-civil-war-in-afghanistan/vi-AANQx79__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-7LshB9e$

Taliban cut off Kabul airport to most as evacuations wind down. The Taliban tightened their grip on Kabul’s airport on Saturday, shattering the hope of many Afghans to leave the country now in control of the militant group.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-taliban-airport-kabul-20210828-cg7jtxqxe5hvxpmvxyxppdufgy-story.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt–OTTfSA$

Sunday shows preview: Bombing in Kabul delivers blow to evacuation effort; US orders strikes on ISIS-K https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/569854-sunday-shows-preview-suicide-bombing-in-kabul-delivers-blow-to__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-xm5Lqpk$

# Other News
The war in Afghanistan cost America $2.3T over two decades. America’s nearly 20-year military mission to reshape Afghanistan was the United State’s longest foreign war, with a death toll in the tens of thousands and a multi-trillion-dollar price tag that future generations will be paying off for years to come.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/war-in-afghanistan-cost__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-4hWQAs2$

# Space
The Sun Fires Off An “Earthbound” CME. Sunspot AR2859 erupted on Aug 26, producing a C3-class solar flare. SOHO coronagraphs detected the accompanying Coronal Mass Ejection (CME):
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://electroverse.net/the-sun-fires-off-an-earthbound-cme/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!hyoL0iXgYRpPngQ3KI1ieT5-Bg4Q1-263Xd3LSCeLwwyTIaVbGWxfRx0qKwt-yZnPGpl$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-27

Voices, The Peoples News

August 27, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Tribes seek order banning digging at Nevada lithium mine. Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the Oregon line.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/business-environment-and-nature-nevada-7d2abc4be1dc80141e5b88cfd08d5e87__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXgLJB3QV$

Judge denies request to stop Thacker Pass work as court weighs Fort McDermitt tribal members, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony requests to intervene, seek injunction https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/judge-denies-request-to-stop-thacker-pass-work-as-court-weighs-fort-mcdermitt-tribal-members-reno-sparks-indian-colony-requests-to-intervene-seek-injunction__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXqcY2Vcv$

# Archaeology
6 mysterious structures hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.livescience.com/landscapes-hidden-greenland-ice-sheet.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXlHJx5zQ$

# Border / Immigration
Pentagon opens up more military bases in US to hold up to 50,000 Afghans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/569722-pentagon-announces-three-more-military-bases-to-house-afghans-in-us__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXujWX6rv$

# CoronaVirus
Hold The Presses: Pfizer mRNA Shot Not Approved! However, there is no official approval by the FDA, or any other agency, for use of any
COVID19 vaccine. No rubber stamp. No assurance. No joke.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.naturalblaze.com/2021/08/hold-the-presses-pfizer-mrna-shot-not-approved.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed*3A*naturalblaze**A28Natural*Blaze*29__;JSsrJSsl!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXtUcMMzi$

BBC presenter Lisa Shaw died due to blood clot complications caused by AstraZeneca covid vaccine three weeks after she had first jab, rules coroner. Otherwise healthy BBC host complained of headaches, scans later found haemorrhage on brain https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-58330796__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXlqkroIH$

​​The Texas Poison Center’s hotline is burning up with people concerned about overdosing on livestock dewormer ivermectin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.tpr.org/texas/2021-08-25/hundreds-of-texans-are-ingesting-livestock-dewormer-to-prevent-covid-19-against-fda-advice__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXkA1_IEq$

COVID-19 is most transmissible 2 days before and 3 days after symptoms appear A new study has found that individuals infected with the COVID-19 virus are most contagious two days before, and three days after, they develop symptoms. The study also finds that infected individuals are more likely to be asymptomatic if they contracted the virus from someone who was asymptomatic.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210825113649.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXh4p0hAY$

How long before symptom onset is a person contagious? While the incubation period for the virus can be as long as 14 days, research suggests that people who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness, may become infectious to others several days before they start to feel ill.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://medical.mit.edu/covid-19-updates/2020/07/how-long-symptom-onset-person-contagious__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXoQh-asw$

COVID shuts down Texas oil town 100 miles from nearest ICU beds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-eviction-moratorium-end__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXj1c4nsc$

‘A new study found half of Covid patients had lingering symptoms one year later.’:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/half-of-covid-patients-had-lingering-symptoms-a-year-later-study-finds/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXq-MZulM$

Why aren’t Black Americans getting vaccinated? Distrust of the medical industry may be one reason that Black Americans lag behind.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/569483-why-arent-black-americans-getting-vaccinated__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXm2Rn8UU$

Houston reports first pediatric Covid-19 death in youth with no underlying conditions Six other pediatric Covid deaths have been reported in Houston, but those victims all had underlying conditions, HHD said.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/houston-reports-first-pediatric-covid-19-death-in-youth-with-no-underlying-conditions/ar-AANOJDI?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXswy3piE$

Natural immunity from COVID infection is stronger than vaccine immunity, massive study in Israel finds https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/having-sars-cov-2-once-confers-much-greater-immunity-vaccine-no-infection-parties__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXvJvZzSr$

# Education / Schools
Report: 91% of Pennsylvania schools that tested drinking water found lead—only 9% removed it. Many Pennsylvania school districts have detected lead and other contaminants in their drinking water and documented problems https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/pittsburgh-public-schools-water-lead-2654812292.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXkY49XCB$

Teen brutally beaten in ‘unprovoked’ attack while students record and laugh. A 17-year-old boy was so brutalized during a recent attack that a broken jaw sustained in the attack broke through his skin and tore the inside of his mouth.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theblaze.com/news/students-brutally-beat-teen-unprovoked-attack-others-applaud-record__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXhjrjglo$

A Wisconsin school district says students could ‘become spoiled’ with free meals and opts out of Biden’s free lunch program https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/569766-wisconsin-school-district-opts-out-of-free-lunch-program-for-students__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXs88Y9te$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Gassing Satartia: Carbon dioxide pipeline linked to mass poisoning: A
CO2 pipeline in Mississippi ruptured last year, sickening dozens of people. What does it forecast for the massive proposed buildout of pipelines across the U.S.?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gassing-satartia-mississippi-co2-pipeline_n_60ddea9fe4b0ddef8b0ddc8f__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXkT5kKnO$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Lawyers at the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre are calling for an independent assessment of three proposed petrochemical and plastics facilities in Prince George, B.C., that they say pose “profound risks to the global environment.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/environmental-review-b-c-petrochemical-plastics-complex-1.6153248__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXmy3ERor$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Toxic algal blooms are growing out of control. If it seems like you’ve been hearing about lakes and beaches closing down more often, you’re right. Various types of toxic algae are multiplying like crazy in bodies of water across the country, and stopping them won’t be easy.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/environment/toxic-algae-blooms/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXtR5lWPK$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
There’s a Shortage of These 5 Popular Grocery Items https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/there-s-a-shortage-of-these-5-popular-grocery-items/ss-AANOMsU?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXvOlsOsb$

# Global Politics and other news
“Massacre of My Dreams”: Afghan Reporter Bilal Sarwary on Fleeing Kabul & Afghanistan’s “Brain Drain”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/25/afghanistan_bilal_sarwary__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXnU5rzTv$

Will Afghanistan Create Another Migrant Crisis for Europe?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/will-afghanistan-create-another-migrant-crisis-europe__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXq3sLwME$

Why ISIS Attacked the Kabul Airport—and What’s Coming Next. The war between the Taliban and an ISIS offshoot brings peril to Americans and their allies, but also presents an opportunity for the resistance.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-isis-attacked-the-kabul-airportand-whats-coming-next-in-afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXr-4q_1u$

The suicide bombing at Kabul’s airport is crystalizing a harsh reality for aid groups and U.S. policymakers: thousands of Afghan allies are likely to be left behind on Aug. 31.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/569570-fear-rises-for-afghans-left-behind-when-evacuations-end__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXmelaCdg$

What is ISIS-K? It is an offshoot of the Islamic State terrorist organization that established a sprawling caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
The group was all but destroyed by a U.S.-led campaign but affiliates have since emerged and drawn recruits from other local and regional militant groups.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/26/what-isis-k-afghanistan-islamic-state-terror-group/5600295001/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41795__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXhrEH2Qc$

China says a media worker collapsed in the break room and died as a result of the country’s brutal ‘996’ work culture – and now the state is promising to clamp down https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fortune.com/2021/08/27/china-tech-working-culture-996-court-illegal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXraT8R25$

Israeli PM aims to push Biden away from Iran nuclear deal. Bennett made clear that he would push against the Iran deal, arguing Tehran has already advanced in its uranium enrichment, and sanctions relief would give Iran more resources to back Israel’s enemies in the region.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-iran-israel-iran-nuclear-0207b485701980e2850f0cd7afbafa03__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXjP9aTnq$

Mark Levin rips Biden’s Afghan ‘Alamo’: He ‘blew up half a century of US national security’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/mark-levin-rips-bidens-afghan-013310150.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXtXDxp1f$

Germany, Canada, Spain, and New Zealand have finished evacuating people from Afghanistan as the US scrambles to get people out of Kabul https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dailyadvent.com/gb/news/f9e3f8a10485feab050e983ad033b0a7-Germany-Canada-Spain-and-New-Zealand-have-finished-evacuating-people-from-Afghanistan-as-the-US-scrambles-to-get-people-out-of-Kabul__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXmyHBuM8$

# Gov / Politics
From Kabul to the Rio Grande, the U.S. Creates Refugee Crises https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/26/from_kabul_to_the_rio_grande__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXke8xTJK$

Decline and Fall of the US Empire: As the national conversation on Afghanistan turns to what the country’s future holds, Adley and Wilkerson have a frank discussion about the U.S. empire, war profiteers and the status of the War on Terror.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/decline-us-empire-lawrence-wilkerson-afghanistan-pull-out/278326/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXi4ChxS7$

Despair and optimism: Texans in Congress welcome Afghan refugees to the state, disagree on blame for tragedy in Kabul. Looking relieved but exhausted, 1,200 Afghan refugees arrived this week at El Paso’s Fort Bliss. Meanwhile, Texans remain on the ground in an increasingly dangerous Afghanistan.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/26/Texas-afghan-refugees-congress/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXiYo28j5$

GOP Hawks Rage: We Want Our Forever War Back. Republicans are not only condemning President Joe Biden for the Afghanistan withdrawal; they’re calling for a re-invasion of Afghanistan.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-hawks-rage-that-they-want-their-forever-war-back-after-kabul-attack__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXgx89ZxU$

Everything Biden Shrugged Off in Afghanistan Is Happening. The commander in chief says, “We will not forgive. We will not forget.” But it’s hard to take him at his word at this point.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/everything-biden-said-wouldnt-happen-in-afghanistan-is-happening__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXjxVYEf9$

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slammed Biden after the attacks, saying he’s “concerned that terrorists worldwide will be emboldened by our retreat, by this attack, and by the establishment of radical Islamic terror state in Afghanistan.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/569613-mcconnell-rips-biden-over-kabul-airport-attack__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXgTLG5us$

Pentagon announces three more military bases to house Afghans in US https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/569722-pentagon-announces-three-more-military-bases-to-house-afghans-in-us__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXujWX6rv$

Wait, Is the U.S. Allied With the Taliban Against ISIS Now? With some savvy diplomacy and just a fig leaf of moderation, the group could change its relationship with its longtime enemies.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/taliban-us-allies-isis-k-counterterrorism.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXu-VhfZd$

There’s a high likelihood that Americans will be left behind in Afghanistan. There are still at least hundreds of Americans left in Afghanistan ahead of the August 31 US withdrawal date.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/americans-left-behind-in-afghanistan-high-likelihood-evacuations-2021-8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXrXuSjTN$

# Law Enforcement
7 Ohio prison employees removed after Black inmate’s death: Prison officials say three other staff involved in the incident previously resigned, some before the investigation was even completed. A county prosecutor will make a decision on any criminal charges against the prison employees.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/prisons-ohio-733396be9f7371a4fe1bc2006598b4ef*:*:text=COLUMBUS*2C*20Ohio*20(AP)*20**B,died*20in*20custody*20in*20February__;I34lJSUl4oCUJSUlJQ!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXlgk6sy4$ .

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Alabama Guv’s Lawyer Nabbed on Child Solicitation Charges. Staff lawyer Chase Tristian Espy, 36, was arrested and immediately fired for allegedly trying to solicit a child online.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2021/08/lawyer-on-alabama-gov-kay-iveys-staff-arrested-on-child-solicitation-charge.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXgKaiOHz$

# Medical / Health
FDA Begins E-Cigarette Crackdown, Ordering 55,000 Products To Be Pulled.
Most flavored cartridges must be removed from shelves within 30 days https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/2/21046933/fda-announces-new-crackdown-flavored-vaping-products-juul-trump-cigarette__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXiKK3btp$

# Military / DOD
Weapons expert highlights concern with Taliban seizure of US equipment https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/weapons-expert-highlights-concern-taliban-150600580.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXv1kYnil$

U.S. Army tests its first high-energy laser weapon. The high-power laser weapon is meant to be deployed against drones, as well as rockets, artillery, and mortars.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/science/u-s-army-tests-its-first-high-energy-laser-weapon/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXpuEeSjb$

# Military / Global
Taiwan plans to spend $1.4 billion on new fighter jets amid rising China military activity https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/asia/taiwan-defense-spending-intl-hnk/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXvFTTPLU$

North Korea Reportedly Enacts Shoot-On-Sight Orders for Trespassers Into Country https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/10/28/north-koreas-unlawful-shoot-sight-orders*__;Iw!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXl1vFn0W$

North Korea Orders Troops and Police to Shoot Citizens Who Approach the Chinese Border https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/border-08262020194153.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXnUqeB7v$

UN asks N Korea to clarify alleged shoot-on-sight orders https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-united-nations-6b99ac696646d3e915a273242baf19b8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXkzAA2sI$

# Other News
San Francisco skyscraper sinks, halting renovation project https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.archpaper.com/2021/08/san-franciscos-millennium-tower-halts-foundation-work-as-sinking-intensifies/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXkcH0dw4$

# Social
Evictions can resume after the Supreme Court halted the Biden administration’s coronavirus moratorium.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-eviction-moratorium-end__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXj1c4nsc$

Eviction ban’s end will allow pandemic lockouts to resume.  The ruling ends protections for about 3.5 million people in the U.S. who say they faced eviction in the next two months, according to Census Bureau data from early August.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/eviction-ban-s-end-will-allow-pandemic-lockouts-to-resume/ar-AANP7Vj?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mJz0HotEJkx6QCD5gJ6fqIL33fkRzjgNtOD8a1P8G3ufccVOb0hmahDQ4WYPXlggB4Xh$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-26

Voices, The Peoples News

August 26, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
‘Carving up my country’: Land clearing reignites fracking debate in Western Australia https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/carving-up-my-country-land-clearing-reignites-fracking-debate-in-western-australia/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAGK7BL_v$

As COP15 approaches, ’30 by 30’ becomes a conservation battleground https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/as-cop15-approaches-30-by-30-becomes-a-conservation-battleground/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAIlKGuNn$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls FDA Issues Important Warning to Maker of 12 Dog Food Brands. The FDA claims conditions at the firm’s facilities likely contributed to the illness or death of hundreds of dogs and cats.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/midwestern-pet-foods-warning/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAO8_ZCbL$

# Border / Immigration
San Diego Border Patrol encounters 7,300 Brazilian nationals, a 2,212% increase in one year https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/san-diego-border-patrol-encounters-7-300-brazilian-nationals-a-2-212-increase-in-one/article_7252af0d-136a-5983-a982-2d3d506af4a7.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvALbNEucr$

# CoronaVirus
Warnings About the Sturgis Rally Have Come Tragically True. Unlike Lollapalooza in Chicago, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was the perfect storm for a vaccine-era superspeader event.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/warnings-sturgis-rally-come-tragically-085648542.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAJ0dqZSa$

Delta to add $200 monthly health insurance charge for unvaccinated
staff: Delta Air Lines told unvaccinated employees on Wednesday they will have to pay an additional 200 per month for their company-sponsored healthcare plan.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/delta-air-lines-unvaccinated-employee-penalties-a96a29e6-005a-4be5-a788-f79186e4ba6d.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAGhhSGYs$

Burial costs covered for Canadians killed by approved vaccines. The department has budgeted $75 million for all claims [Guess the outcome of “death” from the vaccine isn’t so rare after all.] https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://torontosun.com/news/national/burial-costs-covered-for-canadians-killed-by-approved-vaccines__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAGJOTwsN$

Fully Vaccinated Healthcare Workers Carry 251 Times Viral Load, Pose Threat to Unvaccinated Patients, Co-Workers – Study: A new study finds that this dominant variant can grow in the noses of vaccinated people as strongly as in unvaccinated people.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/evidence-mounts-that-people-with-breakthrough-infections-can-spread-delta-easily__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAMDpWxoH$

Gov. Greg Abbott bans mandates on COVID-19 vaccines regardless of whether they have full FDA approval. Abbott’s latest order is simple, saying “no governmental entity can compel any individual to receive a
COVID-19 vaccine.” The order preserves exceptions for places like nursing homes and state-supported living centers.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/25/texas-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-ban-greg-abbott/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAN8puuFw$

# Education / Schools
Congressman working to spring California students trapped in Afghanistan Approximately 24 students from Cajon Valley Union School District in East County, Californian, are stuck in Kabul, Afghanistan, where an explosion at the airport has been reported.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/middle-east-north-africa/569307-dozens-of-california-students-parents-stranded__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAK0LHNcQ$

At least 90,000 students have had to quarantine because of COVID-19 so far this school year. Just weeks into the new school year, at least
90,000 children in 19 states have had to or are currently quarantining or isolating after contracting COVID-19 or coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the disease.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/569565-at-least-90-thousand-students-have-had-to-quarantine-because-of-covid-19-so__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAPjwhReU$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals ‘We’re staying’: Line 3 opponents camp at Minnesota Capitol to protest oil pipeline “We’re here in ceremony. We’re here to assert our treaty rights and our right to exist and our right to clean water.” “The cops are gathered here by the hundred and the governor’s brand new fence glimmers in the background, but our spirit is resolved.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/08/25/enbridge-energy-line-3-pipeline-oil-protest-state-capitol/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAN_LDBTO$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Farmers regreen Kenya’s drylands with agroforestry and an app. In Kenya, less than 20% of farmland is suitable for crops due to inadequate rains and degraded soils, and many farmers have seen their land produce less to the point of needing food aid.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/farmers-regreen-kenyas-drylands-with-agroforestry-and-an-app/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAAMjJHCB$

Dam builder denies responsibility as logjam chokes river in Malaysian Borneo. Tons of wood debris has clogged up the Baleh and Rajang rivers in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. The logjam originated in the headwaters of the Baleh, where a hydroelectric dam is currently under construction and logging activity is being carried out nearby.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/08/23/sarawak-energy-denies-baleh-dam-works-behind-river-logjam/1999861__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvANeYQg5N$

Deforestation surge continues amid deepening uncertainty in Myanmar.
Satellite data from the University of Maryland show a surge in forest clearing in northern parts of the Tanintharyi region in southern Myanmar, including within a protected area.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/deforestation-of-endangered-wildlife-habitat-continues-to-surge-in-southern-myanmar/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAHEFgkVM$

Fairy Creek is set to become the largest act of civil disobedience in Canada’s history Amid escalating tensions with the RCMP, old-growth logging blockades on Vancouver Island show no signs of letting up. B.C.’s response, experts say, will determine the legacy of the new war in the woods https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://usnewsmail.com/news/health/fairy-creek-is-set-to-become-the-largest-act-of-civil-disobedience-in-canadas-history-the-narwhal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAP11_JHI$

# Food Recalls / Alerts
Walmart Is Recalling These 5 Foods Right Now https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-xl/asia/top-stories/china-ramps-up-attacks-on-us-over-cold-war-mentality/ar-AANLpvp__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAGcmSrNM$

Deli meats linked to multi-state salmonella sicknesses https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/health/deli-meat-salmonella-wellness/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAKIg3nrm$

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
Small-scale urban farms take root at food banks around the country. Food banks distribute food at such a great scale that the produce from an urban farm amounts to a drop in the bucket. It begs the question: Why have an on-site farm?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/food-bank-local-farms-grow-relationships/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAHhOTPiX$

# Global Politics and other news
Afghan Civilians and U.S. Troops Killed in Blasts Outside Kabul Airport.
A pair of explosions near Kabul’s international airport Thursday killed dozens of people as evacuation efforts continue.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/aug/26/afghanistan-live-news-updates-evacuation-refugees-taliban-kabul-airport-latest__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvANDBB_Gp$

U.S. service members killed after multiple explosions, gunfire in Afghanistan Explosions in Afghanistan outside the Kabul airport Thursday have led to several civilian and military casualties and further heightened the chaotic evacuation of American citizens and Afghan nationals https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tylerpaper.com/news/national/12-u-s-service-members-killed-after-multiple-explosions-gunfire-in-afghanistan/article_8ff29579-5f50-5716-9bfe-0541e57335e5.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAJXFdKke$

China Ramps up Attacks on U.S. Over ‘Cold War’ Mentality. China blamed the United States on Thursday for “serious difficulties” in the bilateral relationship, pointing to what it called Washington, D.C.’s strategy of “comprehensive containment” against the country to retain dominance in the region.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-xl/asia/top-stories/china-ramps-up-attacks-on-us-over-cold-war-mentality/ar-AANLpvp__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAGcmSrNM$

# Gov / Politics
The Real Story Behind the $25K Trump Donation to Pam Bondi. When Trump used his charity to make a donation in 2013, executives claimed they didn’t know the money was going to a political group. Newly unearthed records prove otherwise.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politifact.com/article/2016/sep/21/donald-trump-pam-bondi-and-25k-was-it-pay-play/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvADjFRqJ0$

The MAGA Crew’s a Bigger Threat to America Than the Taliban. Something you don’t hear much about on Fox News is how law enforcement here views the domestic violent extremists who have supported and been encouraged by Trump.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-maga-movements-a-bigger-threat-to-america-than-the-taliban__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAIu0DAfO$

Trump Flips Out, Claims Executive Privilege Over Jan. 6 Docs: The former president is trying to block the release of a document dump the House select committee wants as part of the Capitol riot investigations.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-flips-out-at-house-committee-after-it-requests-secret-capitol-riot-documents__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAAalhc5k$

Jan 6 Investigation Direction Hinges on Trump’s Sanity…Crazy May Keep Him from Prison: Former President Donald Trump attacked the House select committee on the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building hours after reports indicated that the committee is seeking documents about Trump’s “mental stability.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/25/jan-6-investigation-direction-hinges-on-trumps-sanity-crazy-may-keep-him-from-prison/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAEs3EDp0$

McCarthy Says Biden Is Leaving US Hostages for the Taliban: ‘He Turned His Back on Our Own Citizens’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://granthshala.com/mccarthy-says-biden-is-leaving-us-hostages-for-the-taliban-he-turned-his-back-on-our-own-citizens/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvADmmNWRF$

U.S. Gave Taliban List of Americans, Allies in Kabul: The move was meant to facilitate a speedy evacuation, but some officials say it effectively handed the Taliban a kill list instead.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theweek.com/news/1004213/us-reportedly-gave-taliban-the-names-of-americans-and-afghan-allies-appalling-and__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAAIf4OAn$

# Law Enforcement
Clearview AI offered free facial recognition trials to police all around the world.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/clearview-ai-international-search-table__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvADYtr1D_$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
A judge just slammed Sidney Powell and other Trump-allied lawyers for “profound abuse” of the legal system.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/sidney-powell-kraken-cases-judge-abuse*:*:text=WASHINGTON*20**C20Sidney*20Powell*20and*20other,abuse*20of*20the*20judicial*20process.**B__;I34l4oCUJSUlJSUlJSXigJ0!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAPJqeyAy$

Jan. 6 Committee Demands a Huge Trove of Trump White House Records https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marketwatch.com/story/houses-jan-6-select-committee-demands-trove-of-trump-white-house-and-intelligence-and-law-enforcement-records-01629912651__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvABLh4s7T$

Capitol Cops Sue Trump, Pals in Sweeping Jan. 6 Civil Suit. “This is probably the most comprehensive account of Jan. 6 in terms of civil cases,” said Edward Casper, the lawyer leading the suit.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/569551-capitol-police-officers-sue-trump-right-wing-groups-over-jan-6__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvACjCzEUU$

# LGBTQ
‘It’s a Death Sentence’:  LGBTQ Afghans Fight for Their Lives. LGBTQ Afghans are telling stories of fear and desperation, as allies and organizations battle to try and help them flee the Taliban, and threats of persecution and death.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/lgbtq-afghans-fear-death-sentence-as-the-taliban-takes-over__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAHFr9RnG$

U.S. Marshal: I Was Fired for Protecting a Gay Colleague. A gay woman and Army vet said her male colleagues were harassing her. Her supervisor stood up for her—and found himself the target of internal investigations.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-marshal-says-he-was-fired-for-protecting-a-gay-colleague__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvABrO_IMc$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The federal Department of Health and Human Services and the California governor’s office are looking into rules on allowing medical marijuana use in hospitals in response to a state lawmaker’s request for clarification.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-and-california-governor-exploring-rules-for-medical-marijuana-use-in-hospitals/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAOqqNtnb$

Colorado’s attorney general sent a letter urging congressional leaders to federally legalize marijuana in a way that doesn’t let Big Tobacco take over the cannabis industry from small businesses.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/congress-should-protect-small-marijuana-businesses-from-big-tobacco-takeover-colorado-attorney-general-says/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAOOHPRG6$

The Arizona Department of Revenue reported that marijuana sales generated nearly $21 million in tax revenue in July, with medical cannabis purchases still outpacing adult-use for now.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marijuanamoment.net/arizona-brings-in-21-million-in-marijuana-tax-revenue-for-july-with-recreational-sales-catching-up-to-medical/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvABmYRS69$

# Media
Politico Sold to German Publishing House for $1 Billion: Axel Springer’s purchase of Politico from owner Robert Allbritton is one of the most expensive media mergers of all time.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/axel-springer-acquire-news-website-politico-2021-08-26/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvABONS7FK$

# Medical / Health
Drug Price “Negotiations” Are a Danger to America’s Seniors https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insidesources.com/drug-price-negotiations-are-a-danger-to-americas-seniors/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAJ1bNaJ6$

# Nuclear
Fukushima nuclear plant radioactive water to be released into the ocean via undersea tunnel. The water will be treated and diluted so radiation levels are below those set for drinking water. But the local fishing industry has strongly opposed the move, as have China and South Korea.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/fukushima-nuclear-plant-water-be-released-undersea-tunnel-n1277630__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAMBGV3QS$

# Security
Michigan Militia leader flipped on his crew for six year sentence – Two Sheriffs Face Prison. Defense attorney Gary Springstead told the judge that Garbin “is going to be a star witness” against the others.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/25/michigan-militia-leader-flipped-on-his-crew-for-six-year-sentence/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mfyeRhKduTVCJ5vfjQxsdfjKvpdYaH2vyN-MifKWWrRZtEMxMSul-0N6yXNvAIRwIE63$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-25

Voices, The Peoples News

August 25, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous / Global
Transitional justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key federal election issue Justice for Indigenous Peoples should be a key campaign issue given the discoveries of hundreds of mass graves at the sites of former Indian Residential Schools.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/transitional-justice-for-indigenous-peoples-should-be-a-key-federal-election-issue-166452__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCerqMxLs$

Climate change threatens seal hunting by Indigenous Alaskans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://phys.org/news/2021-08-climate-threatens-indigenous-alaskans.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCQconKzS$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission this past Friday declared open season on wolves in the state, clearing the way for nearly 50% of the state’s wolf population to be decimated in the upcoming hunting and trapping season https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/montana-fish-and-wildlife-commission-votes-to-exterminate-wolves/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCa9vhGu5$

# Border / Immigration
Court Ruling on US Border Militarization Called ‘Win for Wildlife’:
“This is a win for wildlife and communities along the border, where the government has behaved as if the laws don’t apply,” said one environmental lawyer.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://progressivepartyusa.com/progressive-news/court-ruling-on-us-border-militarization-called-win-for-wildlife/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCTnazQrb$

Erik Prince Charging $6,500 for Seat on Flight Out of Kabul. Private defense contractors are bilking desperate Afghans with promises of safety.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/blackwater-founder-charging-6-5k-to-get-people-out-of-afghanistan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCXph9jIT$

400 US troops drawdown from Kabul airport along with another 19,000 Afghanistan evacuees https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/theaters/middle_east/2021-08-25/us-troops-withdraw-kabul-airport-afghanistan-evacuations-2663885.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCdxK3UqN$

Defense Department Briefing on Afghanistan Evacuations. Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby and Army Major General Hank Taylor held a news conference on U.S. efforts to evacuate Americans https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.c-span.org/video/?514275-1*19000-evacuated-afghanistan-past-24-hours-pentagon__;Lw!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCWe6AnEm$

# CoronaVirus
CDC study: Black and Latinx adults have died at startlingly higher rates during the pandemic https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2021/08/cdc-study-black-latinx-excess-death-rates-covid-pandemic/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRqHxyQO$
Hospitalization and Death by Race/Ethnicity https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/investigations-discovery/hospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCZxM4EAV$

American Medical Association Calls for Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates: “Help us win this fight, follow science, and end this pandemic by requiring vaccination.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/569167-american-medical-association-calls-for-public-private-sectors-to-mandate__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCaz5S0gT$

Biden’s Top-Secret COVID Origin Report Is Inconclusive: The classified report found that no one really knows how the COVID-19 pandemic started.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/coronavirus-origin-report-delivered-to-joe-biden-is-inconclusive-says-report__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCX-vZazM$

New NY Guv Quietly Admits Cuomo Admin Fudged COVID Numbers. Kathy Hochul pledged “transparency” going forward, as she officially added nearly
12,000 deaths to New York state’s COVID-19 death tally.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/kathy-hochul-new-ny-guv-quietly-admits-andrew-cuomos-admin-fudged-the-numbers-on-covid__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCUXuFqoY$

# Economy / Trade
Sanders Vows to Tax Billionaires Who Grew 62% Richer During Pandemic.
“The unconscionable growth in billionaire wealth through the misery of the pandemic is the clearest case I can imagine for the progressive tax reform working its way through Congress.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/510939-sanders-offers-bill-to-tax-billionaires-wealth-gains-during-pandemic__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCYWYIbr8$

Pelosi Runs Over Right-Wing Dems as House Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.alternet.org/2021/08/nancy-pelosi-budget-deal/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCQoxQ6g1$

Senate Democrats fighting to tax billionaires and pass bill to invest in working families “The unconscionable growth in billionaire wealth through the misery of the pandemic is the clearest case I can imagine for the progressive tax reform working its way through Congress.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/25/senate-democrats-fighting-to-tax-billionaires-and-pass-bill-to-invest-in-working-families/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCckYReub$

# Education / Schools
University of Virginia Disenrolls 200+ Unvaccinated Students: The Virginia university disenrolled 238 unvaccinated prior to the start of classes today. UVA’s COVID-19 policy has prohibited unvaccinated individuals from being on campus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/20/us/uva-disenrolling-students-vaccine/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCcL4D3Dv$

# Employment / Labor
Gig companies’ ballot measure was just ruled unconstitutional in California https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/08/gig-companies-ballot-measure-was-just-ruled-unconstitutional-in-california/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCS5_X1y4$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Line 3 is about to come online. What will Biden do? The embattled Line 3 project could be operational next month, putting pressure on the Biden administration to weigh in as protesters march on the nation’s capital and legal fights heat up.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.eenews.net/articles/line-3-is-about-to-come-online-what-will-biden-do/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRE9m7Lm$

Hydroelectric dams emit a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, releasing the equivalent of a billion tons of carbon dioxide https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thedailyeye.info/post.php?id=59f85380463576be&title=Hydroelectric-Dams-Emit-A-Billion-Tonnes-Of-Greenhouse-Gases-A-Year,-Study-Finds__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRHrTsXx$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Central Banks Accused of ‘Dawdling’ on Climate as World Burns. “Instead of using their power to cut off finance for fossil fuels, they are making themselves busy tinkering around the edges of the climate crisis.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/24/central-banks-accused-dawdling-climate-world-burns__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCYzZF2O6$

Climate Chaos Fueled Death and Destruction of Tennessee Floods: Experts “There is no place in the United States where you shouldn’t be resetting your expectations about Mother Nature disrupting your life,” said one expert.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/24/climate-chaos-fueled-death-and-destruction-tennessee-floods-experts__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCbhqQ1D2$

Scientists say the world urgently needs to cut methane emissions. The politics aren’t as simple. The Biden administration and some Democrats are shifting focus to methane, the greenhouse gas second-most responsible for heating the planet.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/24/methane-emissions-cut-politics-506736__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCejptKgu$

Climate crisis putting a billion children at ‘extremely high risk,’
warns new UN report. Almost half of the world’s children are seriously threatened by the rapidly deteriorating global climate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.alternet.org/2021/08/cilmate-change-children/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCd9Jp5mR$

The White House has approved California’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, as wildfires continue to ravage landscapes and threaten entire communities in the northern part of the state https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.gov.ca.gov/2021/08/24/california-secures-presidential-major-disaster-declaration-to-support-wildfire-response-and-recovery-efforts-8-24-21/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41747__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCaGvfdGF$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Berta Cáceres’ Murder Shocked the World in 2016, But the Killing of Environmental Activists Continues. The Indigenous activist in Honduras had won the Goldman prize for opposing the Agua Zarca Dam. But it didn’t protect Cáceres in one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24082021/berta-caceres-murder-environmental-activists/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCeOgVdxn$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Biden Boosted Food Stamps. Let’s Do the Same to All U.S. Anti-Poverty Programs.
Changing the landscape of poverty and inequality calls for increased public benefits paid for with tax revenues.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/biden-boosted-food-stamps-lets-do-the-same-to-all-us-anti-poverty-programs/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCRsgd1bw$

# Global Politics and other news
After risking their lives to help the UN, Afghan staffers say they’re getting left behind while international staff evacuate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/un-afghanistan-staffers-taliban__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCWTXhKVT$

Taliban Going Door-to-Door to Hunt Down Female Judges: American judges are now urgently working to rescue hundreds of their counterparts in Kabul.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/taliban-fighters-are-going-door-to-door-to-hunt-down-female-judges-says-report__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCWSc2nBq$

# Gov / Politics
Biden Breaks Trust With Afghanistan Withdrawal. Those who were most pivotal in our mission are among the thousands trapped in the wake of our hasty departure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.gazettextra.com/opinion/columns/caldwell-biden-breaks-trust-with-afghanistan-withdrawal/article_20f7afd2-6ab6-5fe9-bdb3-4b8331f00ec3.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCU6MzSuM$

Advocates call on Congress to #SealTheDeal for care, climate, and justice https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/08/19/activists-rally-across-us-urging-congress-sealthedeal-35-trillion-infrastructure__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCbOaQ7jf$

John Lewis Voting Rights Bill Passes House With Zero Republican Votes.
If made into law, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act could help stem the tide of GOP voter suppression laws.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/john-lewis-voting-rights-bill-passes-house-with-zero-republican-votes/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCTz1j9RJ$

Up to 1,500 Americans Are Still in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. is in direct contact with about 500 Americans who have been given instructions on how to get to the Kabul airport.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/25/more-than-1-000-americans-still-waiting-to-be-evacuated-in-afghanistan-506897__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCdz8vWJD$

# Law Enforcement
Former Texas deputy arrested for assaulting inmate. “The integrity of our profession hinges on the willingness of good cops to weed out bad cops.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/25/former-texas-deputy-arrested-for-assaulting-inmate/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCVKPzP-5$

Louisiana Trooper Bashed Black Driver With Flashlight: Video: The officer, Jacob Brown, was eventually charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/25/graphic-video-shows-louisiana-trooper-beating-black-man-18-times/5585201001/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCZLOv99y$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
FDA Takes Only Months to Approve Pfizer Jab Yet Cannabis Remains Schedule 1 Despite Centuries of Data. Since Dec. 11, 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has been available under the FDAs Emergency Use Authorization, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine now becomes the fastest created, deployed and subsequently approved vaccination in history. Nothing highlights the hypocrisy, immorality, and sheer idiocy of the drug war quite like marijuana prohibition. Here we have a medicine that kills cancer cells, saves the lives of countless epileptic children, heals broken bones, relieves pain, treats PTSD, is not dangerous, and exhibits a variety of other incredible benefits – yet the state will kill you over it.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thefreethoughtproject.com/fda-approves-pfizer-jab-cannabis-remains-unapproved/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCeRQm_hU$

# Military / Global
Japan starts work on new section of Marine Corps airfield over Okinawa’s objections The Japanese government completed the relocation of 830 colonies of endangered coral off the coast of Okinawa this week and plans to start construction on a new portion of a contentious Marine Corps airfield https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.stripes.com/branches/marine_corps/2021-08-25/camp-schwab-okinawa-marine-corps-airfield-futenma-2661790.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCR_3AuNQ$

# Nuclear
‘A combination of failures:’ Why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach. The San Onofre nuclear power plant shut down years ago – but residents and experts worry what will happen with the waste left behind.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/24/san-onofre-nuclear-power-plant-radioactive-waste-unsafe__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCT9LRhGq$

# Social
Everything you wanted to know about the culture wars – but were afraid to ask Politicians like to provoke them, academics like to analyse them. Yet most people don’t even know what they’re all about https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/13/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-culture-wars-but-were-afraid-to-ask__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCZOfN04W$

Only 11 Percent of Rental Aid Has Been Disbursed, Says U.S. Treasury.
States are delivering funds so slowly that an eviction surge is likely even if the Supreme Court upholds the moratorium.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theweek.com/news/1004134/only-about-11-percent-of-federal-funds-from-the-emergency-rental-assistance-program__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCcDKVs6A$

# Tips, Tricks and How To’s
10 Vegetables For Beginner Gardeners To Grow: Multiple Ways To Handle Food Insecurity Now shows why no one can take food security for granted now and explores several ways to become more secure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-easy-to-grow-vegetables-for-beginning-gardeners-47616__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCeLqFa9g$

# Veterans / VA
Afghanistan Vet Became a War Resister and Anti-Racist Activist. Many would choose not to join the military if they could afford college and health care, says war resister Rory Fanning.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/audio/this-afghanistan-vet-became-a-war-resister-and-universal-health-care-advocate/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCcnm1Ri9$

# Water
Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.9/infographic-drought-the-incredible-shrinking-colorado-river__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nuj5PGQcx2PTUNjn-RjRA-7m2Y1l2JYq3Jte3YCsVK-ViO03qboad889QtYUCYFcOn7J$

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August 24, 2021
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This almost daily Voices, The Peoples News is posted through the blog function of www.MPEN-Ohio.net

# Indigenous
The familial bond between the Klamath River and the Yurok people. How a tribal community’s health is intimately connected to the health of the river.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.9/indigenous-affairs-klamath-basin-the-familial-bond-between-the-klamath-river-and-the-yurok-people__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJFop6IEp$

# Indigenous / Global
On the move with Mongolia’s nomadic reindeer herders. Facing growing uncertainties, the Dukha people are being forced to make difficult decisions about their traditions and their future.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/05/a-changing-way-of-life-for-mongolias-dukha-reindeer-herders/560933/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJLiSJIbL$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls “It’s shocking that Biden officials are backing Trump’s ruthless decision to strip protections from wolves.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/biden-trump-wolves-endangered-species-2654762069.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHQ0_ss9$

FDA will require veterinary oversight for all animal antibiotics important to human medicine. Recently approved guidance says these antibiotics will no longer be available over the counter as of mid-2023.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/fda-will-require-veterinary-oversight-for-all-animal-antibiotics/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJLPG8X3s$

# Border / Immigration
Urine, Feces, Rats: Email Says Afghan Evacuees Are in ‘Hell’: A U.S.
supervisory special agent has lifted the lid on conditions at the base in Qatar.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.axios.com/afghan-refugees-conditions-qatar-89cf31b7-3ff4-46f3-82e9-a6fc06494a2e.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEoOl93w$

# CoronaVirus
Each week, hospitals in Texas report their current ICU bed capacity to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At least 89 Texas hospitals reported that their ICU beds were filled to capacity between Aug. 13 and Aug. 19. (Look up the hospital ICU occupancy near you.) https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/23/texas-hospital-icu-capacity/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJPyZBLoL$

Got The Pfizer Shot? No You Didn’t — You’re Vaxxed With ‘Comirnaty’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/what-does-fda-approval-mean-comirnaty__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJJLqWpEy$

The Right to Bodily Integrity: Nobody Wins and We All Lose in the
COVID-19 Showdown. Get ready to stand your ground or run for your life.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://americanfaith.com/the-right-to-bodily-integrity-nobody-wins-and-we-all-lose-in-the-covid-19-showdown/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJLjRX_tE$

Two new studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show fully vaccinated Americans’ immunity to Covid-19 is waning as the more-transmissible Delta variant continues to spread across the country.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/24/cdc-studies-vaccine-immunity-506782__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJDIW6Ola$

U.S. data show rising ‘breakthrough’ infections among fully vaccinated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/us-data-show-rising-breakthrough-infections-among-fully-vaccinated-2021-08-24/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHhP3hie$

# Economy / Trade
House Democrats break internal impasse to adopt $3.5T budget plan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/house/569220-house-democrats-break-internal-impasse-to-adopt-35t-budget-plan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJDOmkkMa$

# Education / Schools
“The purpose of our work as anti-racist educators is not to be Democrat or Republican — it’s to do what’s right for every kid. And to make sure that when we go into a school building, we’re honoring kids’ lived experiences and their stories.”
— Eliza Gordon, one of the co-founders of Educators in Solidarity. The group was formed after the shooting of Mike Brown in 2014 and connects teachers in Austin committed to anti-racist teaching.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/24/texas-schools-critical-race-theory-teaching/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHddE4uY$

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For many El Paso college graduates, having to leave their hometown is a personal sacrifice. Referred to by some as a “brain drain,” the migration hinders El Paso’s ability for economic growth, local officials say.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://elpasomatters.org/2021/08/23/utep-graduates-leave-el-paso/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJCrwKth5$

Roughly 12,000 students that Dallas ISD officials expected to be in class last week did not show up, district leaders estimate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/08/23/dallas-looking-for-thousands-of-students-who-didnt-show-up/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJNP124hw$

# Employment / Labor
Why America needs union workers to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
America has an unprecedented opportunity to harness that skill and passion to build not only better infrastructure but also a stronger, more prosperous country.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.alternet.org/2021/08/infrastructure-unions/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJOh0s_ss$

Despite widespread job openings, Biden administration plans unemployment benefits beyond deadline. The Biden administration is working to ensure that $300 weekly unemployment payments from federal taxpayers continue in some form beyond their expiration date set by Congress https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/despite-widespread-job-openings-biden-administration-plans-unemployment-benefits-beyond-deadline/article_a71063b4-01fa-11ec-8923-93d4ae1941fd.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEeVBHwg$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals We could power our homes with kitchen scraps. Here’s what has to happen first The technology is there, but public perception needs to change. Biogas is a green alternative to fossil fuels that not only helps to reduce toxic emissions but also provides cheap, clean energy.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90668519/we-could-power-our-homes-with-kitchen-scraps-heres-what-has-to-happen-first__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJG0E4v9T$

U.S. report finds multiple problems with Keystone pipeline https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/gao-report-found-multiple-problems-145410572.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJOfMGYLN$

Aussie billionaire sues to reverse rejection of open-pit mining. Gina Rinehart is challenging the federal decision to block a giant coal mine on the eastern slopes of the Rockies.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thetyee.ca/News/2021/08/20/Aussie-Billionaire-Sues-To-Reverse-Rejection-Open-Pit-Mining/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJC2iE-m-$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Highway cutting through Heart of Borneo poised to be ‘very, very bad’:
New roads could fast-track development of a new “oil palm belt,” with disastrous consequences for the wildlife and Indigenous peoples https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/highway-cutting-through-heart-of-borneo-poised-to-be-very-very-bad/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJDwEPUVC$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
Why is Texas allocating funds for reducing air emissions to widening highways?
Environmental activists applaud funding increases but wonder why some money is going for road expansion. And why, they ask, is there no focus on environmental justice?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23082021/texas-air-pollution-highways/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJMKrjeJt$

Climate Activists Say Cuomo Was a Reluctant Ally on New York’s Targets for Reducing Carbon Emissions. Some are willing to give his replacement, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, the benefit of the doubt, even though she has backed fracking and the Keystone XL pipeline.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24082021/andrew-cuomo-kathy-hochul-climate-change/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHC93Uoc$

California’s Caldor fire burns 100,000 acres as it rips through small towns The raging Caldor fire in northern California has burned more than
100,000 acres and destroyed more than 500 structures after surging over the weekend https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/23/california-caldor-fire-wildfire-acres-structures__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJF2dFumO$

Money Man Twists the Knife in Land Beef With Idaho Neighbors. Clearwater Analytics founder Michael Boren assumed the name of a local activist group that is fighting against his construction of a private airstrip in a protected area.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/multimillionaire-michael-boren-battles-idaho-neighbors-over-sawtooth-airstrip__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJE5__FAZ$

# Environment / Climate / Global
Satellite images show the massive extent of August’s wildfires. It’s been a scorching summer, and it’s no coincidence. With climate change in almost full swing, the odds of heatwaves and fires increase dramatically — and we’re seeing the effects. The European Union’s Copernicus observation program has published a collage of just some of these fires, as seen from space https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.zmescience.com/other/pieces/satellite-images-wildfires-24082021/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEkqedut$

Nature takes a beating after chemical explosion in South Africa civil unrest Unknown quantities of toxic agricultural chemicals spilled into an estuary on the Indian Ocean following an arson attack on a warehouse during civil unrest and looting in South Africa in July.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/08/nature-takes-a-beating-after-chemical-explosion-in-south-africa-civil-unrest/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHUeQdny$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Tyson has a stranglehold over Arkansas’s poultry industry. Economist Rebecca Boehm just released a report showing that the state’s industry is three times more consolidated than the Department of Justice’s antitrust threshold.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thecounter.org/economist-q-and-a-tysons-stranglehold-over-arkansas-poultry-industry/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJLc2Lezg$

A Boost in Food Stamps, but Hunger Remains. The Biden administration has secured the biggest expansion of benefits in the history of the food stamp program. It’s still not enough.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://prospect.org/economy/boost-in-food-stamps-but-hunger-remains/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJP3581Fk$

# Global Politics and other news
Taliban Takeover Prompts Fears of a Resurgent Al-Qaida: The group’s danger to the United States had been eclipsed in the past two decades by other threats, but experts are concerned that al-Qaida could again be given unfettered safe harbor by the Taliban.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-08-24/taliban-takeover-prompts-fears-of-a-resurgent-al-qaida__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJGt9A0R2$

Russia Orders Hypersonic Missiles As Putin Vows to Put Weapons on ‘Combat Alert’ in chilling warning to the West https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15431740/putin-puts-hypersonic-missiles-nuke-combat-alert/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJKRf_aCJ$

“We are not allowing the evacuation of Afghans anymore and we are not happy with it either.” Asked about the statement from the Taliban, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that should not impact Afghans who were prioritized by the US to leave the country.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/24/asia/kabul-airport-afghanistan-intl-hnk/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJIBt41f3$

The Taliban has told working women to stay home ‘temporarily’ because the group’s security forces are not trained to ‘deal with women’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/taliban-told-working-women-stay-214657474.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJJFALjxd$

Afghanistan: Abandoned to their fate, why would the Afghan people trust the West ever again?
Next time Western powers feel compelled to act, they may find local military forces unwilling to make friends with a superpower prepared to break its promises https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://inews.co.uk/opinion/editor/afghanistan-abandoned-to-their-fate-why-would-the-afghan-people-trust-the-west-ever-again-1166635__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJPtktwc6$

Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza over fire balloons. Israeli warplanes bombed Hamas sites in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave that caused brush fires in southern Israel, its military said early on Tuesday.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1232298.shtml__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJN-LCIOD$

# Gov / Politics
MintPress News Confronts Senator Cruz on Murderous US Sanctions. It was clear that the senator had no actual defense of the murderous policies for which he has advocated; he didn’t even bother to defend them, opting instead to echo a predecessor of his: Senator Joseph McCarthy.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.mintpressnews.com/senator-ted-cruz-confronted-us-sanctions-airport/278280/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJKlAYnuM$

A Texas House committee on Monday advanced the GOP-backed voting restrictions bill that first prompted Democrats to stall legislative work during a weekslong quorum break. The party-line vote on the revived legislation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/23/texas-voting-bill-legislature/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJMFOS_0m$

Sanders goes back to 2016 playbook to sell $3.5T budget. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is reassembling parts of his old playbook ahead of the
2022 midterms, hoping to garner more support for Democrats’ economic agenda in Republican states.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/569086-sanders-goes-back-to-2016-playbook-to-sell-35t-budget__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJOPh9v0Y$

Kathy Hochul Becomes New York’s First Ever Woman Governor. Hochul replaces the disgraced Andrew Cuomo, who whined on his way out that he’d been victim of “a media frenzy.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/kathy-hochul-becomes-new-yorks-first-ever-woman-governor__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJB374HDC$

CIA Chief Held Secret Talks With Taliban Leader, Says Report: America’s top spy is said to have sat down with Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/cia-director-held-secret-meeting-with-taliban-leader-in-kabul-report-121082400868_1.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJG74L5TP$

Are U.S. Officials Under Silent Attack? The Havana Syndrome first affected spies and diplomats in Cuba. Now it has spread to the White House. There have been at least a hundred and thirty possible cases around the world.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/31/are-us-officials-under-silent-attack?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-08-24-2021__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJI4jFoUa$

America’s war over Afghanistan is just getting started. The swift collapse of the Afghan government has reignited a long-running argument over the United States’ role in the world https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theweek.com/politics/1004019/americas-war-over-afghanistan-is-just-getting-started__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJGbSgGQO$

America’s war in Afghanistan is ending in crushing defeat. The consequences of the conflict for Afghans, already catastrophic, are likely to get worse https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/07/10/americas-longest-war-is-ending-in-crushing-defeat__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJIRgFIgl$

American who escaped from Afghanistan speaks out about grim reality under Taliban https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/american-who-escaped-from-afghanistan-speaks-out-about-grim-reality-under-taliban/vi-AANGSvg?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJNNGv-zl$

# Legal / Judicial / DOJ
Circuit courts differ over whether lies to access property are protected by the First Amendment https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/08/circuit-courts-differ-over-whether-lies-to-access-property-are-protected-by-the-first-amendment/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJNqSZk2P$
First Amendment; Religion and Expression https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-CONAN-1992/pdf/GPO-CONAN-1992-10-2.pdf__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJEPOjybZ$

North Carolina Court Restores Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands with Felony Convictions https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/23/politics/north-carolina-ex-felons-voting/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJJKfETpT$

Proud Boys leader gets five months for burning BLM banner and weapons crimes Enrique Tarrio participated in burning of banner pulled from Black church and brought magazines to DC days before Capitol attack https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/23/proud-boys-leader-enrique-tarrio-sentenced-black-lives-matter__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJBWx54Ty$

# Military / DOD
Ramstein Air Base scrambles to house and feed 7,000 Afghan evacuees as onward flights to America begin https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/21/world/evacuations-afghanistan-taliban-ramstein-intl/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJGrQxRbR$

US bases in Japan, South Korea ‘stand ready’ to assist Afghan evacuees https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3146009/south-korea-wary-us-plan-use-military-bases-process-afghan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHP-1PVo$

# Military / Global
1 Afghan soldier dies in firefight at Kabul airport as US airlifts increase daily number of evacuees out of Afghanistan. The U.S. reached its largest number of airlifts out of Afghanistan in a single day moving
16,000 evacuees out of the country on Monday, the same day an Afghan soldier died in a firefight at the gates into the Kabul airport, according to the Pentagon.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-kabul-taliban-04f785ce7964636f8625914974331c00__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJHucQY24$

Pentagon whistleblowers say they were fired or suspended for reporting sexual assault cover-ups: “People are afraid”: Three women hired to work for the military’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program are speaking out https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newslocker.com/en-au/news/conspiracy-theories/pentagon-whistleblowers-say-they-were-fired-or-suspended-for-reporting-sexual-assault-cover-ups-people-are-afraid/view/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJOUfcrSB$

She Blew The Whistle on Military Sexual Assault, then Came Under Investigation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theintercept.com/2021/07/26/military-sexual-assault-whistleblower-suspension/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJKOKQrsa$

# Nuclear
After failing this spring, Texas lawmakers are again trying to ban the most dangerous type of radioactive waste from entering the state — at the same time as a nuclear waste disposal company in West Texas pursues a federal application to store the highly radioactive materials.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/23/texas-nuclear-waste-storage-site-legislature/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJPu4r2lQ$

# Tips, Tricks and How To’s
16 Things To Do To Save Money
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://read.the-pennysaver.com/useful-ways-to-save-money-fbb/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJH_4dYJO$

Climate change and rising demand are sucking the life out of the Southwest’s water supply.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.9/infographic-drought-the-incredible-shrinking-colorado-river__;!!On18fmf1aQ!j8whm6NGLw0zVIulbL3mGXfOJxh6sZbok9G1PIH1eV0a-xNCqdFLY_BjtbHvJO3DNPnn$

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August 23, 2021
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# Indigenous / Global
Residential schools investigation steals spotlight at duelling Winnipeg campaign events by Trudeau, O’Toole https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trudeau-otoole-winnipeg-aug21-1.6147881__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA2EiT-DU$

# CoronaVirus
Healthcare Workers Pack Hearing to Support Bill to Ban Vaccine Mandates in Michigan https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/healthcare-workers-pack-hearing-to-support-bill-to-ban-vaccine-mandates-in-michigan_3958211.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA0iyUpjD$

Texas congressman, fully vaccinated, tests positive for coronavirus https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/22/Troy-Nehls-tests-positive-for-COVID-19/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA8tzNOul$

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/17/texas-governor-greg-abbott-positive-covid/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA-xS_W4o$

Sens. Hickenlooper, Wicker and King test positive for Covid after being fully vaccinated https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/19/sen-roger-wicker-who-is-fully-vaccinated-tests-positive-for-covid-19.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA0-u52Y3$

6th fully vaccinated Texas Democrat lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/6th-fully-vaccinated-texas-democrat-lawmaker-tests-positive-for-covid-19/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA8ilsDUK$

A Fully Vaccinated White House Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19 https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/07/21/1018686345/a-fully-vaccinated-white-house-employee-tests-positive-for-covid-19__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA5fpXRHg$

White House official, Pelosi aide test positive for coronavirus after attending event together https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/07/20/white-house-official-pelosi-aide-test-positive-covid-19/8026250002/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAxvALygP$

Canada Adds Bell’s Palsy Warning to Pfizer COVID Shot. The condition is a usually temporary period of facial muscle weakness or paralysis with symptoms that can include loss of feeling in the face and headaches https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalpost.com/health/pfizer-vaccine-label-amended-in-canada-to-list-bells-palsy-as-possible-side-effect__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA-Ip08kL$

16 year old boy in Singapore compensated for heart attack linked to Pfizer’s COVID Biologic https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/singapore-boy-suffers-cardiac-arrest-after-covid-19-vaccination-becomes-millionaire-4104440.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA-RhAJbO$

Boy, 16, had cardiac arrest 6 days after 1st Pfizer vaccine dose after exercise https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/boy-16-cardiac-arrest-exercis-covid-vaccine-110750152.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA6dd2E-E$

C.D.C. Is Investigating Rare Heart Problem After Vaccinations https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/23/cdc-reports-more-than-1200-cases-of-rare-heart-inflammation-after-covid-vaccine-shots.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA-wMy4kr$

CDC confirms 226 cases of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination in people 30 and under https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aappublications.org/news/2021/06/10/covid-vaccine-myocarditis-rates-061021__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA1voqLTB$

Risk of Heart Condition in Young Who Get Moderna Shots May Be Greater Than Thought https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-08-20/risk-of-heart-condition-in-young-who-get-moderna-shots-may-be-greater-than-thought__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA76-8CQT$

Regeneron’s Roche-partnered monoclonal antibody, dubbed REGEN-COV in the U.S., has scored a nod from the U.K.’s drug regulator to treat and prevent COVID-19.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/covid-19-tracker-pfizer-vaccine-data-babies-could-come-by-september-spain-s-reig-jofre-to__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA9NbTApV$

Report: FDA, CDC investigating Moderna vaccine for greater heart inflammation risk https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending/report-fda-cdc-investigating-moderna-vaccine-greater-heart-inflammation-risk/65WTOTMDQBAYBKUZDNRFWZWZAM/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA6P0w-n0$

Young Man in France Dies Nine Hours After Getting Pfizer COVID Shot https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thevaccinereaction.org/2021/08/young-man-in-france-dies-nine-hours-after-getting-pfizer-covid-shot/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA46HbloP$

As of this morning, 60.7 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 51.5 percent is fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker.
Updated: August 22, 2021, 5:54 PM CDT
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41659__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA2iy3z8M$

Pfizer Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval, Potentially Triggering Mandates.
Health officials hope the full approval will help convince unvaccinated people to get their shot.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/pfizer-vaccine-gets-full-fda-approval-potentially-triggering-mandates/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA3EqJYbT$

Fed-Up Florida Doctors Stage Walk Out Over Unvaxxed Patients. “Vaccines are safe and we need to get our communities vaccinated,” said Dr. JT Snarksi, whose hospital is swamped with unvaccinated patients.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theweek.com/coronavirus/1004043/group-of-south-florida-doctors-stage-walkout-in-protest-of-unvaccinated-covid__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA9GPr7za$

# Education / Schools
Florida’s Capital City to Have School Mask Rules, Defying DeSantis’s Anti-Mask Order. “We have to do everything in our power to keep [children] safe,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said on “Meet the Press.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/fls-capital-city-to-have-school-mask-rules-defying-desantiss-anti-mask-order/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA7FWxieE$

New York City to Require Teachers, School Staff to Get Vaccinated Starting Next Month. Teachers and staff will have until late September to get at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/nyc-to-require-teachers-school-staff-to-get-vaccinated-starting-next-month/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAxDiJ8O1$

De Blasio: All NYC Public School Teachers Must Get Vaxxed. New York follows Washington state, Los Angeles, and Chicago in announcing a mandate for educators.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/health-education-coronavirus-pandemic-676f2a2c63b4136360f8ea3682f48287__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA75sl432$

# Employment / Labor
In Win for Gig Workers, Judge Rules California’s Prop 22 Unconstitutional. Passed last November, Prop 22 let companies evade labor rights by classifying workers as independent contractors.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/in-win-for-gig-workers-judge-rules-californias-prop-22-unconstitutional/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA5YKKHDu$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Lawmakers Call on Biden to Halt Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline as Police Step Up Attacks on Protesters https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/23/headlines/lawmakers_call_on_biden_to_halt_enbridge_line_3_pipeline_as_police_step_up_attacks_on_protesters__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA86GZFIR$

Biden Faces Mounting Pressure to Yank Line 3 Oil Pipeline Permits. More than two dozen Democrats in Congress are demanding the White House pause construction on the Line 3 project and carry out new environmental studies.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/08/biden-faces-mounting-pressure-to-yank-line-3-oil-pipeline-permits/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA0DByQnJ$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Canada Conservative leader Erin O’Toole pledges more punishment for pipeline protests. Some say the proposal will unfairly target Indigenous land defenders and legal experts are skeptical whether the policy is practical https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/federal-election-2021-conservatives-pipeline-protests/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA2tpE74O$

# Global Politics and other news
Deadly shooting at Kabul airport’s north gate, German military says https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/germany-says-firefight-involving-western-forces-erupts-kabul-airport-2021-08-23/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAyaJPDuw$

Doctors Without Borders is on the ground in Afghanistan and Haiti https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/what-we-do/news-stories/story/timeline-providing-lifesaving-care-amid-conflict-and-chaos__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA-08VhsW$

NATO said at least 20 people died over seven days in Kabul from shootings and being crushed by crowds near the airport https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2021/08/22/crush-at-kabul-airport-kills-7-as-afghans-try-to-flee/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAz8a9zXh$

Gunfire At Kabul Airport Kills One Afghan Soldier As Evacuations Continue https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/08/23/1030216843/-unknown-attackers-have-killed-an-afghan-soldier-at-kabul-airport__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA_ISEc8X$

Taliban Leader Arrives for Talks in Kabul as Afghans Demand Security and Jobs https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/23/headlines/taliban_leader_arrives_for_talks_in_kabul_as_afghans_demand_security_and_jobs__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA7d5uycj$

Taliban Sentences Interpreter’s Brother to Death. An Afghan man whose brother worked as an interpreter for U.S. forces has been sentenced to death by the Taliban—belying its claims to have changed.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/taliban-sentences-interpreters-brother-to-death-for-servitude-to-invading-crusaders__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA2fk3xiL$

‘The Answer Is No’: Taliban Reject Idea of US Extending Exit Deadline.
Any extension of the withdrawal deadline would mean the U.S. is “extending the occupation,” said a Taliban spokesperson.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.businessinsider.com/taliban-warn-consequences-if-us-extends-august-31-withdrawal-deadline-2021-8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAwZqogXg$

# Gov / Politics
From Executive Editor Ross Ramsey: Analysis: Texas lawmakers have two contentious voting fights ahead — if they can stay in the same room https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/23/texas-legislature-quorum-voting-redistricting/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAyowNLUN$

Mass motorcade in West Virginia plans to demand Sen. Joe Manchin end “coward’s filibuster”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2021/08/20/mass-motorcade-in-west-virginia-plans-to-demand-sen-joe-manchin-end-cowards-filibuster/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA5uLmIBm$

Lauren Boebert May Have Violated Financial Disclosure Laws. Business records appear to connect Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) to her husband’s energy consulting company. And Boebert never disclosed the income.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/lauren-boebert-may-have-violated-financial-disclosure-laws__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA_xVot9R$

House Democrats are interrupting their summer recess and returning to Washington on Monday to advance President Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda as his administration struggles to contain a foreign policy crisis in Afghanistan and the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/infrastructure/568829-house-democrats-return-to-advance-bidens-agenda-in-face__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA8gVXO8q$

The Taliban’s Resurgence Was Years in Making & Aided by Trump, Who Sidelined Afghan Gov’t in Talks https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/23/afghanistan_emran_feroz__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA4B4igOf$

# Law Enforcement
Former California cops charged with conspiracy and vandalism. “No matter the source of hate, we must stand up and denounce it. We are heartened that these officers are facing consequences for their reported hateful actions.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/08/23/former-california-cops-charged-with-conspiracy-and-vandalism/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA9t2Qg6Q$

Ex-Cop Accused of Posing as Federal Agent in Armed Robbery. Freddie Wayne Huff II was reportedly fired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for selling official-issue shoes on eBay.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-cop-freddie-wayne-huff-ii-accused-of-impersonating-federal-agent-during-winston-salem-nc-armed-robbery__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA5z11j0y$

# Marijuana / Hemp / CBD Oil
The U.S. Department of Energy is funding research into the development of insulation made from hemp fiber as a more environmentally friendly and healthier alternative to conventional preparations.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://hempindustrydaily.com/us-department-of-energy-funds-hemp-insulation-research/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA6CakpUo$

# Media
DeJoy Announces 10-Year Reorganization Of U.S. Postal Service:
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced a 10-year plan to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday that would slow down deliveries, raise prices for services, and shorten hours at post offices.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/03/23/980092945/dejoy-announces-10-year-reorganization-of-u-s-postal-service__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA_b8mBef$

# Military / DOD
Pentagon to compel commercial airlines to evacuate Afghans –American, Delta, Atlas, Omni, Hawaiian and United aircraft will be used https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/article253667148.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CAx5y_0hu$

# Social
Antifa members throw explosives, disperse chemical spray in violent Portland riots –Approximately 50 Antifa members and 100 right-wing protesters clashed in violent riots on the streets of Portland https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1429591483229917185__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA2cjCfld$

Portland Proud Boys Rally Ends in Chaotic Street Shootout. One man was arrested after firing shots at left-wing protesters trying to disrupt a far-right rally.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/23/portland-oregon-clashes-protests-proud-boys-antifascist__;!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA1aYk96H$

Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210823/pandemic-unveils-growing-suicide-crisis-for-communities-of-color*1__;Iw!!On18fmf1aQ!i9MBmepWRLBWbOIJ6RoaE_T6NN62gmM_KlSmBJX8lHlXyMgLWxvD86x7TQ9CA9Qem8TW$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-22

Voices, The Peoples News

August 22, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# CoronaVirus
Study reveals existing drugs that kill SARS-CoV2 in cells. An international team of researchers has analysed how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, hijacks the proteins in its target cells. The research, published in the journal Cell, shows how the virus shifts the cell’s activity to promote its own replication and to infect nearby cells. The scientists also identified seven clinically approved drugs that could disrupt these mechanisms, and recommend that these drugs are immediately tested in clinical trials. The collaboration included researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the Quantitative Biosciences Institute’s Coronavirus Research Group in the School of Pharmacy at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Institut Pasteur, and the Excellence Cluster CIBSS of the University of Freiburg.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pasteur.fr/en/research-journal/news/existing-drugs-can-prevent-sars-cov-2-hijacking-cells__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkUzfFoag$

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Trump’s Reddest State, Mississippi Declare Martial Law on COVID, Massive Lockdown of Infected. Anyone infected with COVID-19 must must remain in the home or other appropriate residential location for 10 days from onset of illness (or 10 days from the date of a positive test for those who are asymptomatic).
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.veteranstoday.com/2021/08/20/trumps-reddest-state-mississippi-declare-martial-law-on-covid-massive-lockdown-of-infected/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkdN0k1Dr$

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed an executive order this week activating the National Guard in defense of COVID-19. Guard leaders want to allay any fears in the community by explaining that their mission in this situation is primarily a humanitarian one.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wlbt.com/2020/03/21/mississippis-governor-has-activated-national-guard-heres-what-theyll-be-doing/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkSKxlc9D$

Texas Supreme Court rejects Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates, for now. Wearing masks sure as hell can’t hurt the kids, but where they don’t wear them we see Covid spreading quickly, not only in the schools but in their homes.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/us/texas-supreme-court-rejects-governor-abbotts-ban-school-mask-mandates-cnn-2021-08-20/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkfvkiDKX$

Fully Vaccinated People Carry Same Amount of COVID as an Unvaccinated Person https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/science-health-coronavirus-pandemic-d9504519a8ae081f785ca012b5ef84d1__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkcqd-7VI$

New data was released by the CDC last week showing that vaccinated people infected with the delta variant carry viral loads similar to those of people who are unvaccinated. While this sounds discouraging, it’s important to keep three things in mind:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://publichealth.jhu.edu/2021/new-data-on-covid-19-transmission-by-vaccinated-individuals__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkQDhVm22$

SF recommends suspension without pay for first responders who don’t report vaccine status –The city went as far as to say they could eventually lose their jobs. Not only that, but they are recommending that police officers, firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies who refuse to report their vaccination status be suspended.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://californianewstimes.com/san-francisco-recommends-suspension-without-pay-for-officers-firefighters-who-dont-report-vaccine-status/493243/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkdJzgqHs$

Large insurers have stopped waiving COVID-19 treatment costs, an analysis found. Hospitalization could cost you thousands.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kake.com/story/44570512/large-insurers-have-stopped-waiving-covid19-treatment-costs-hospitalization-could-cost-you-thousands__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkTUz8Vt_$

Health insurers can’t charge higher premiums to those who don’t get a
COVID-19 vaccine — but those people still could wind up paying more.
Life insurers can take COVID-19 vaccination status into account when setting premiums https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.marketwatch.com/story/health-insurers-cant-charge-higher-premiums-to-those-who-dont-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-but-those-people-still-could-wind-up-paying-more-11629303208__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkWFyStQd$

# Economy / Trade
In kleptocracies, corrupt politicians use their leverage to receive financial benefits or special favors. These states also create their own legal mechanisms to target political enemies and challenge the international legal infrastructure.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/domestic-and-international-impacts-kleptocracy__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkR7nwdi1$

The Treasury Department Should Lead the Fight Against Corruption and Kleptocracy. The United States today faces a pressing threat to its national interests: the strategic use of corruption by autocratic and kleptocratic states to undermine the integrity of democratic institutions and interfere in the politics of democratic states for geopolitical advantage.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/reports/2020/12/10/493519/treasury-department-lead-fight-corruption-kleptocracy/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkRRwTe5w$

Amazon Has a Secret Warehouse Section Where You Never Pay Full Price for Items https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.yahoo.com/amazon-secret-warehouse-section-where-160000434.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkf1nC6Av$

These 8 States Are Sending Their Own Stimulus Checks As Federal Legislation Stalls https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://washingtonnewsday.com/us-politics/as-federal-legislation-stalls-these-eight-states-are-sending-their-own-stimulus-checks/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkeu8TneJ$

# Education / Schools
Uni of Virginia Disenrolls 238 Students for Not Being Vaxxed. The students have a week to disclose their vaccination status in order to reenroll.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/20/us/uva-disenrolling-students-vaccine/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkb_rdpx-$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Climate change puts North Water Polynya, a source of Arctic life, in imminent danger. A keystone structure in Canada’s High Arctic is under threat of collapse. The North Water Polynya has for millennia produced a life-giving cocktail of organic compounds that ultimately sustain the iconic marine animals found in the Baffin Bay region of the Arctic, narwhal, beluga, walrus and polar bears, which in turn sustain Inuit settlements in Nunavut and Greenland.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/north-water-polynya-under-threat-1.6140307__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkWPCQkFO$

Methane Is Flaring Out of Control. Biden Administration, Congress Must Step In.
Eighty-four percent of methane flares in Texas have no permits.
Researchers say that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/methane-is-flaring-out-of-control-biden-administration-congress-must-step-in/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkcZbINPu$

New Study Measures Fracking’s Impact on Nearby Surface Water Quality. A new study connects poor surface water quality with nearby hydraulic fracturing but finds that the impacts aren’t major enough to be considered harmful by federal regulators.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/fracking-surface-water-quality-2654725474.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkcrd1bug$

Surface Water Vulnerable to Widespread Pollution From Fracking, a New Study Finds The research suggests that the impacts of the fracking boom may have outrun the science documenting its effects.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20082021/water-fracking-pollution-study/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkXY2u_xj$

# Environment / Climate / Interior
If You See This Flower in Your Yard, Call Local Officials Immediately https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://bestlifeonline.com/giant-hogweed-news/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkde46l1O$

The repercussions of a changing climate, in 5 devastating charts. If news about the written part of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report didn’t alarm you, these five depictions of impacts will.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15082021/climate-change-ipcc-charts/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkcETMAiE$

Tech “Solutions” Are Pushed by Fossil Fuel Industry to Delay Real Climate Action. Only a roadmap calling for a complete transition away from fossil fuels will avert the worst climate impacts.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/tech-solutions-are-pushed-by-fossil-fuel-industry-to-delay-real-climate-action/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkWbxCgQt$

# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other
Pollinators, the 4 Biggest Threats They Face, and Why You Should Care.
Besides drought, disease. and supply chain disruptions, another problem that could cause food shortages is a lack of pollinators.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/pollinatorpages/threats.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkVQL4e0N$

# Foodie Tips, Tricks and How To’s
18 Ways To Reduce Food Waste In Your Own Kitchen https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.redbookmag.com/home/g34700033/reducing-food-waste/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkSrZpEMw$

# Global Politics and other news
Taiwan Escalates Afghanistan Tiff With Beijing: ‘China Dreams of Emulating the Taliban’
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsweek.com/taiwan-escalates-afghanistan-tiff-beijing-china-dreams-emulating-taliban-1621762__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkTqxv7bq$

US Black Hawk Helicopters Captured by Taliban as ‘Horrified’ Senators Demand DOD Audit. Likely billions of dollars of American weapons and vehicles are now in the hands of the Taliban extremist group after the collapse of the Afghan government and army.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amac.us/us-black-hawk-helicopters-captured-by-taliban-as-horrified-senators-demand-dod-audit/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFked99d1X$

Afghanistan’s Massoud refuses to surrender to Taliban and warns of war – al-Arabiya The son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was one of the main leaders of Afghanistan’s anti-Soviet resistance in the 1980s, said he will not surrender areas under his control to the Taliban https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/afghanistans-massoud-refuses-to-surrender-to-taliban-and-warns-of-war-al-arabiya__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkTtxg5Ya$

Taliban cofounder arrives in Kabul as the group seeks to form a new government https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/21/taliban-co-founder-baradar-in-kabul-for-talks-over-new-government__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkUC3b7rN$

First Afghan evacuees arrive in Germany in one of the largest airlift operations in history https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.pehalnews.in/first-afghan-evacuees-arrive-in-germany-in-one-of-the-largest-airlift-operations-in-history/1013132/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkf8WRbKf$

# Gov / Politics
President Biden encountered a barrage of criticism this week over the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan amid the U.S. military withdrawal and collapse of the country’s government.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/568831-five-takeaways-from-bidens-week-of-chaos-in-afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkSp4GZPO$

Biden vows to complete Afghan evacuation, but admits risks. “Make no mistake, this evacuation mission is dangerous. It involves risks to our armed forces and it’s being conducted under difficult circumstances,”
Biden said.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/568778-biden-vows-to-complete-afghan-evacuation-but-admits-risks__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkV8an1qA$

Biden State Dept. Moved to Abolish Crisis Response Bureau Months Before Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan. Internal memo says Biden officials canceled Trump-era emergency operations bureau. Internal memo says Biden officials canceled Trump-era emergency operations bureau https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/biden-state-dept-moved-to-abolish-crisis-response-bureau-months-before-taliban-takeover-of-afghanistan/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkUviFEDN$

US credibility with military allies at risk over Afghanistan pullout.
The messy withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, and the subsequent scramble to protect civilians who aided the American war effort, is triggering a ripple effect of concern among allies who rely on the United States for military protection.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/568833-us-credibility-with-military-allies-at-risk-over-afghanistan-pullout__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkcvvCsmy$

America’s Afghanistan disaster, and the consequences of kleptocracy. The sudden collapse of the government in Afghanistan, as well as the tragic images of Afghans trying to flee the surging Taliban, has politicians and the U.S. commentariat scrambling for answers.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/america-s-afghanistan-disaster-and-the-consequences-of-kleptocracy/ar-AANAJrM?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkSEFvubH$

US role in resettling Afghans becomes next political battle in the fallout over US withdrawal.
As the Biden administration scrambles to coordinate the evacuations of Americans and vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan, the next political battle is already shaping up over how expansive the US role should be in helping to resettle tens of thousands of Afghans amid new ripples of anti-immigrant sentiment from the far right.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/22/politics/biden-afghan-refugees-resettlement-us-politics/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFke6MEVi8$

Arizona state Sen. Lela Alston (D) was sitting at home on Nov. 3 last year huddled with her campaign advisers on Zoom with “huge expectations”
that her party could flip at least one chamber of the state legislature.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/568476-democrats-scramble-to-reclaim-lost-ground-in-statehouse-battles__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkTDARoII$

The messy withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, and the subsequent scramble to protect civilians who aided the American war effort, is triggering a ripple effect of concern among allies who rely on the United States for military protection.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/international/568833-us-credibility-with-military-allies-at-risk-over-afghanistan-pullout__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkcvvCsmy$

National security adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday said the U.S. is taking threats of a potential ISIS attack in Afghanistan “absolutely deadly seriously.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/568907-sullivan-us-is-taking-isis-threat-in-afghanistan-absolutely-deadly__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkZfbJRWV$

If California Governor Is Replaced With Republican, Senate Could Swing to GOP. Gavin Newsom’s replacement with a Republican could change the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/if-california-governor-is-replaced-with-republican-senate-could-swing-to-gop/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkTTmGaZp$

# Medical Alternatives / Herbology
Natural Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure: The Most Effective Exercises https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.onemedical.com/blog/healthy-living/natural-ways-to-treat-high-blood-pressure-part-2__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkd9bRXwT$

# Military / DOD
US military faces growing calls to do more to evacuate Afghanistan.
Calls are growing for the U.S. military to do more to help people get to the Kabul airport so they can flee Afghanistan now that it is under Taliban control.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/568832-us-military-faces-growing-calls-to-do-more-to-evacuate-afghanistan__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkTmyNFz_$

Pentagon activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet, requests civilian airlines’
assistance in Afghanistan evacuation. The Pentagon announced early Sunday that it has activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet and is requesting assistance from commercial airlines with the evacuation of Afghanistan.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/568900-pentagon-activates-civil-reserve-air-fleet-requests-civilian-airlines__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkVQiPWh4$

US military is establishing “alternative routes” to Kabul airport because of a threat the terror group ISIS-K poses to the airport and its surroundings. “There is a strong possibility ISIS-K is trying to carry off an attack at the airport.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/21/politics/kabul-airport-terror-warning/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkRVQMZi_$

A spokesman for the Department of Defense (DOD) said the Pentagon is aware of reports that Americans have been beaten in Afghanistan by Taliban members, appearing to contradict comments made by Joe Biden earlier in the day https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/20/lloyd-austin-taliban-america-defeat-506475__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkX2Tkoze$

Pentagon hints at more rescues outside Kabul airport, amid new security concerns and evacuation bottleneck https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/pentagon-hints-at-more-rescues-outside-kabul-airport-amid-new-security-concerns-and-evacuation-bottleneck/ar-AANzZhC?ocid=winp1taskbar__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkRtSka5h$

# Science
Scientists harness human protein to deliver molecular medicines to cells. Made of components found in the human body, the programmable system is a step toward safer, targeted delivery of gene editing and other molecular therapeutics.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mit.edu/2021/send-peg10-drug-delivery-0819__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ixaMjtcJ7IYL1Jym3eSdwf8udgz3Sc0fons3PRlwYtm–pnCHrUm4j1NQ0gFkUpgTw2q$

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Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-08-20

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August 20, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous
Biden nominates first Native American to lead national parks service:
“There’s someone on the very top who understands the tribal perspective and is going to bring it to the table in a way that we haven’t seen before.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ecowatch.com/chuck-sams-native-american-national-parks-2654722505.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoTSt_x1h$

# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls Will Klamath salmon outlast the dam removal process? Their future comes down to a race between paperwork and a fish disease.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://fishbio.com/news/will-klamath-salmon-outlast-dam-removal-process__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLocj7Ec6V$

The effort to save Upper Klamath Lake’s endangered fish before they disappear Another dry year pushes tribal nations, federal agencies and irrigators to find long-lasting solutions.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://klamathtribes.org/restoring-fish-and-a-dying-lake/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoc1zjxah$

Two young ospreys were removed from their nest and euthanized so workers could replace a light in a Southern Maryland park https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2346736290983/two-young-ospreys-were-removed-from-their-nest-and-euthanized-so-workers-could-replace-a-light-in-a-southern-maryland-park__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoX2eu4WG$

Fishers Struggle as Fish Head for the Poles. In the northeastern United States, fishing regulations are not keeping up with species on the move.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/fishers-struggle-as-fish-head-for-the-poles/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoYs5miTx$

# CoronaVirus
Texas is sending more relief medical workers to hospitals while opening more COVID-19 antibody infusion centers.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/16/bexar-county-mask-mandate-schools-texas/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLofpDloRt$

A San Antonio school district that made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for teachers and staff has drawn a court challenge from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/16/bexar-county-mask-mandate-schools-texas/*c525547a-7c1b-44cc-a677-3c60b31e5ab5__;Iw!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoY1IseOP$

Texas: GOP Governor Denies Aid, Leaving COVID Patients with NO Care to Avoid Negative Publicity. Gov. Greg Abbott has been unwavering lately in his refusal to implement statewide safety precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/06/texas-greg-abbott-covid-restrictions/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLobU0qXjc$

Why this public health expert has given up on the idea that we will ever eliminate COVID-19.  In the U.K. and the U.S., daily new cases number in the thousands, but restrictions and limitations are being lifted. In contrast, New Zealand has started a short national lockdown to contain just a handful of cases.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.fastcompany.com/90667792/why-this-public-health-expert-has-given-up-on-the-idea-that-we-will-ever-eliminate-covid__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoT9eNUEw$

‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists say Biden jumped the gun with vaccine booster plan. As some scientists see it, the announcement is rash and based on weak evidence, and they worry it could undercut confidence in vaccines with no clear benefit of controlling the pandemic.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210820/e28098We-sent-a-terrible-messagee28099-Scientists-say-Biden-jumped-the-gun-with-vaccine-booster-plan.aspx__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoas09tIG$

After Pandemic Ravaged Nursing Homes, New State Laws Protect Residents.
But under alaw Connecticut enacted in June, nursing home residents will be able to designate an “essential support person” who can help take care of a loved one even during a public health emergency.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210820/After-pandemic-ravaged-nursing-homes-new-state-laws-protect-residents.aspx__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoXNBFsD2$

Biden’s No-Jab-No-Job Order Creates Quandary for Nursing Homes.
President Joe Biden’s edict that nursing homes must ensure their workers are vaccinated against covid-19 presents a challenge for an industry struggling to entice its lowest-paid workers to get shots without driving them to seek employment elsewhere.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210820/Bidene28099s-no-jab-no-job-order-creates-quandary-for-nursing-homes.aspx__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoRCHPY-t$

# Economy / Trade
Here’s Why Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan Could Impact Every Single American. With Democrats already sniping at each other over the size of their budget deal, expect a lot of fights in the coming weeks over how much to spend and especially how to finance it.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/08/11/heres-why-democrats-35-trillion-budget-plan-could-impact-every-single-american/?sh=5bf9cac07ffb__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoS6ekTNl$

# Education / Schools
The Texas Supreme Court will allow mask mandates in school districts to remain, for now. But the issue could easily return to the court sometime soon.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/19/texas-schools-mask-mandates-supreme-court-greg-abbott/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoQmtpjTP$

A ripped-off mask and verbal assault: how tensions over changing mask rules spilled over in one Texas school district: In a letter to parents and staff, Eanes ISD’s superintendent called the incidents unacceptable and warned parents that “the kids are watching.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/20/mask-texas-eanes-isd/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLocCDk8mH$

Texas says schools now must notify families of positive COVID-19 cases in classrooms This is a reversal of the Texas Education Agency’s previous guidance, which didn’t explicitly require school districts to notify parents of a close contact with the virus.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/08/19/texas-schools-covid-19-cases/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoYUIngi6$

Texas Supreme Court Pauses Ban On Mask Mandates In Schools. As districts, cities and counties fight Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that bans mask mandates in Texas schools, the district Tuesday voted to require them in its dress code.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2021-08-18/texas-bans-schools-from-requiring-masks-one-districts-workaround-make-them-part-of-the-dress-code__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoXZc4by-$

More school districts mandate Covid vaccines for students, educators:
With school openings near, parents and teachers say state leaders have stripped them of weapons against COVID-19. Public health experts and medical professionals are sounding the alarm over the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19. The governor has stood firm on his ban against masking mandates in schools.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/education-news/2021/08/02/404656/with-school-openings-near-parents-and-teachers-say-state-leaders-have-stripped-them-of-weapons-against-covid-19/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoU2FJKl9$

The rocky road back to school: Vaccine gag rule, mask wars: Mask requirements are just the latest chapter in a year-long contentious debate about how to reopen schools safely for in-person learning that is often politically charged.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2021-08-05/mask-mandate-bans-spark-confusion-concern-as-unvaccinated-kids-head-to-school__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLofwuhN-u$

School board meetings across the country have become ground zero for the country’s culture wars, often resulting in combative and confrontational forums as students prepare to head back to school in the fall.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/568428-school-boards-become-ground-zero-for-countrys-culture-wars__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoZrsA7hs$

FL Official: We’ll Dock Pay If School Boards Keep Mask Rules. The state’s education commissioner gave Broward and Alachua counties 48 hours to drop their mask mandates—or face tough consequences.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/florida-education-department-issues-48-hour-warning-to-broward-alachua-districts-with-mask-mandates__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoWf7EBYc$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals Biden Faces Mounting Pressure To Yank Line 3 Oil Pipeline Permits: The White House is facing mounting pressure from Democrats to yank federal permits for Line 3, the controversial oil pipeline under construction in Minnesota.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/08/biden-faces-mounting-pressure-to-yank-line-3-oil-pipeline-permits/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLofwYPwgy$

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Nuxalk Nation issues eviction notice to B.C. exploration company, igniting calls for mining reform https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/08/16/nuxalk-nation-issues-eviction-notice-to-bc-exploration-company-igniting-calls-for-mining-reform.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoRbiKIeh$

# Environment / Climate / Global
How Indigenous cultural burning practices benefit biodiversity https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://theconversation.com/how-indigenous-burning-practices-can-help-curb-the-biodiversity-crisis-165422__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoUl0zsuy$

Climate scientist John Fyfe explains why new IPCC report shows ‘there’s no going back’: In their latest synthesis of the physical science of the climate emergency, the world’s foremost experts say there is no longer any doubt about who is responsible for cooking the planet.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/ipcc-report-un-climate-john-fyfe/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoaJzHqXQ$

Cheakamus forest near Whistler is charting new territory when it comes to sustainable timber harvest that outlaws clearcuts, respects Indigenous governance and combats the climate emergency.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://kleanindustries.com/resources/environmental-industry-market-analysis-research/meet-cheakamus-the-only-community-forest-in-b.c-to-develop-carbon-offsets/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoTev1eL8$

For First Time on Record, Rainfall Observed at Peak of Greenland Ice Sheet. This “is not simply a warm decade or two in a wandering climate pattern,” said one expert. “This is unprecedented.”
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/for-first-time-on-record-rainfall-observed-at-peak-of-greenland-ice-sheet/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoXLOvYFT$

# Global Politics and other news
The Taliban knocked on her door 3 times. The fourth time, they killed her https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/17/asia/afghanistan-women-taliban-intl-hnk-dst/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoT73qidY$

Afghanistan news: Taliban thugs ‘torture and massacre ethnic group, witnesses say as they ‘burn down amusement park.’ A HUMAN rights group claims the Taliban have tortrued and killed people from the Hazara minority group.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.the-sun.com/news/3477193/afghanistan-refugees-news-afghan-taliban-massacre-hazara-latest-updates/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoVrpyOt8$

Taliban Militant Beats L.A. Times Photographer in Kabul: Although the Taliban have attempted to present a more tolerant image since their takeover, press freedom is still far from guaranteed.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/los-angeles-times-photographer-marcus-yam-beated-detained-by-taliban-in-kabul__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoYfcn0Aj$

2,000-meter-long bridge links Russia and China: The China-Russia Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Bridge is part of China’s “Belt and Road”
initiative, a push to create trade corridors linking China to Africa and Eurasia.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.djournal.com/news/national/2-000-meter-long-bridge-links-russia-and-china/video_8cccd15c-dde1-57f1-81b3-c473abbb6a80.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoQbEEXoA$

# Gov / Politics
The Fall of Kabul and the Decline of World Order: The Afghan capital might seem like a small domino. But the entire world is less safe, less stable, and less free than it was last week.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thedispatch.com/p/the-fall-of-kabul-and-the-decline__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLobrEJsgB$

The Buck Stops With No One After Biden’s Afghanistan Debacle: James Mattis quit after Trump decided to pull out of Syria. Anthony Blinken should have quit after Biden pulled out of Afghanistan—and he should have been fired when he didn’t.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-buck-stops-with-no-one-after-bidens-afghanistan-debacle__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLocGtrE8n$

Three TX Dems Return, End Effort to Block Voting Laws. Democratic state lawmakers in Texas fled the state 38 days ago, most for Washington, D.C.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/19/texas-democrats-return-voting-bill__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoUACI_Ls$

Children are dying for Republican ‘freedom.’ Apparently, the bodies of sick or dead children are not a motivator for today’s Republicans. Then again, when were they?
When 20 children were gunned down at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, Republicans didn’t fight to end gun violence — they doubled down on unfettered gun access.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rawstory.com/children-are-dying-for-republican-freedom/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoXr70mpj$

US back-pedals after Biden suggested it would defend Taiwan against Chinese military attack. Biden’s statement was seen as a potential departure from the US longstanding position https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/east-asia/us-biden-taiwan-china-b1905913.html?fr=operanews__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoWpjN6BT$

Today’s Crisis in Kabul Is Direct Result of Decades of U.S. War &
Destabilization: As thousands of Afghans try to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control, we look at the roots of the longest U.S. war in history and spend the hour with national security reporter Spencer Ackerman.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/20/spencer_ackerman_reign_of_terror__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLofzUA4j5$

New Report Reveals Trump Administration Used Feds to Bring Harsher Charges Against BLM Protesters. Throughout history, the federal government has worked to surveil and disrupt Black power movements.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/report-trump-admin-deployed-feds-to-bring-harsher-charges-on-blm-protesters/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoY5cEVCh$

# Law Enforcement
Ex-Cops Allegedly Spray-Painted Swastika Onto Suspect’s Car. Hundreds of cases involving the two ex-officers will now be reviewed for potential foul play.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thedailybeast.com/torrance-police-officers-allegedly-spray-painted-swastika-and-happy-face-onto-suspects-car__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLoV7xhHzp$

# Social
A continuous rise in global population has led to fears that conflicts and war will become more frequent as resources dwindle.
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210818130517.htm__;!!On18fmf1aQ!mEqYci06CYgCbLD7nq8MTBqU3ScgN85-9TXcAHGa3gRudVGh3XVj7_W1wHlLobPCW997$

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